Bankers lobby for seats to Hu Jintao state dinner

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The mayor of the Northern California city of Oakland is the first known guest of the Chinese president’s state dinner at the White House next week.

Jean Quan told Oakland Local that she will take interim San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee, who is also Chinese American, as her date.

“I’m very honored,” Quan said. “And if I get a chance, I’m going to ask [Obama] about our pandas.”

Full Story: Political Economy – While bankers lobby for seats to Hu Jintao state dinner, Oakland mayor confirms invite