Jackie Chan to attend State Dinner
While the White House won't officially release the guest list for Wednesday night's State Dinner with China until shortly before the event, names of attendees are slowly leaking out. Yeas & Nays received confirmation from his publicist that actor and martial artist Jackie Chan will be in attendance. Rep. Judy Chu, the first Chinese-American elected to Congress, along with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will be on hand. And Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be attending together, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Vera Wang, who attended the last State Dinner with China in 1997, seems like an obvious choice for Michelle Obama's dress designer and to snag an invitation, but her people wouldn't say a word Tuesday night. "We're not disclosing anything at this time," Wang's publicist said.
SOURCE: WASHINGTON EXAMINER
The New York Times also has Jackie down as attending:
Officials refused Tuesday to discuss either the menu or the guest list. Some tidbits, though, did trickle out: the actor Jackie Chan will attend,
In addition to coincide with the State Visit of Hu Jintao China is running a series of adverts in Times Square in New York promoting China. Amongst the many recognisable faces in the advert is Jackie. See if you can spot him.