US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP
US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP

Joe Biden: Chinese villagers remember president-elect’s 2001 visit

  • America’s new leader handed out ice pops to children and chatted with villagers in Yanzikou during his visit as chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee
  • Local man remembers Biden telling him as a nine-year-old how he might become China’s leader one day

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US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP
US president-elect Joe Biden shakes hands with nine-year-old Gao Shan during his visit to the Chinese village of Yanzikou in 2001. Photo: AP
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