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Barbra Streisand and Jackie Chan to Welcome Chinese President With Obama

January 20, 2011 (9:04 am) GMT
Both stars are invited to a dinner at the White House to welcome China's leader, while cellist Yo Yo Ma is booked to perform.

Singing legend and action star added a touch of Hollywood glamour to a U.S. state dinner at the White House on Wednesday, January 19 in honour of China's President Hu Jintao. U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle laid on a lavish bash to celebrate a day of tough talks with the Chinese leader about the country's stance on human rights and the future relationship between the two superpowers.

Streisand and Chan, China's biggest movie star, were invited to the party, as were Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

After a traditional American meal of lobster, ribs and apple pie, the guests were treated to a performance by cellist Yo Yo Ma.

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