Governor Brown to Welcome President Obama to Palm Springs on Friday, Meet with President Xi of the People’s Republic of China on Saturday


PALM SPRINGS – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will greet President Barack Obama at the Palm Springs Airport on Friday and meet with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Palm Springs on Saturday.

The Governor’s meeting with President Xi follows a year and a half of significant diplomatic and business exchanges between California and China, including the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission to China in April and meetings with President Xi during his visit to California as then-Vice President of China last February.

During the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission, Governor Brown met with China’s Premier, China’s Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, top government officials from Shenzhen, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shanghai, China’s Minister of Commerce and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection, signing the first agreements ever between a subnational entity and Chinese Ministries. The Governor also opened the California-China Office of Trade and Investment in Shanghai, delivered remarks on climate change at Tsinghua University in Beijing, met with the U.S. Ambassador to China at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and spoke at forums hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce – South China and American Chamber of Commerce – Beijing.

President Obama Tarmac Greeting
When: Friday, June 7, 2013 at approx. 2:50 p.m.
Where: Palm Springs Airport

**NOTE: The tarmac greeting is open to pre-credentialed media only. Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival of Air Force One must RSVP here by 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 6, 2013. For further logistical and planning information only, contact Jeff Tiller at or 202-503-5692.

President Xi Meeting
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at approx. 12:00 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

**NOTE: Media coverage of the meeting will be pooled:
Photos: Desert Sun, contact photo editor Michael Snyder at after 1:45 p.m. on June 8, 2013.
Print: Desert Sun, contact editor James Meier at after 1:45 p.m. on June 8, 2013.
TV: KMIR/KESQ, footage will be provided to affiliates. Day-of contact: 760-773-3333 (KESQ) or 760-340-1623 (KMIR).