Chinese President to Visit Gates Home
China's President Hu Jintao will be making a historic trip to the United States this week, but his host will not be U.S. President George Bush. Rather, Hu is traveling to Seattle, Washington to have dinner with Bill Gates in the Microsoft chairman's 66,000 square-foot house that overlooks Lake Washington.
President Hu will join a group of 100 dinner guests, including Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire and Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz. A key topic for the evening will be China's efforts to crackdown on software piracy, with three Chinese PC makers recently announcing plans to buy $400 million worth of Windows licenses over the next three years. Lenovo, China's largest computer manufacturer, will announce a similar deal on Monday.