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Next leader keeps Iowa close to heart

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(CNN)– The guy destined to become leader of the world ‘s most populous nation will sit in the halls of power in Beijing, but a part of him continues to be in the American heartland. Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States last February consisted of expected stops in Washington and trade meetings in California. Even an NBA game. However the part Xi, 59, looked most forward to was an evening in Muscatine, Iowa. He wished to see “old friends” he ‘d fulfilled on a journey to Iowa almost 30 years ago. Rewind to a time when Mikhail Gorbachev was ascending to the leadership of the Soviet Communist Party, Terry Anderson was hijacked in Lebanon and Tiananmen Square was just an additional location in Beijing. Xi arrived in Muscatine for 2 weeks in April 1985 with a Chinese delegation checking out farming technology.

People:

Mr. Xi

Overall Sentiment: 0.0735409

Relevance: 0.431559

Sentiment Quote
0 “You were the first group of Americans I came into contact with,” Xi told …
0 “You were the first group of Americans I came into contact with,” Xi told his Iowa friends. “To me, you are America.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Doyle Tubandt

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.298073

Sara Lande

Overall Sentiment: 0.116225

Relevance: 0.290313

Chris Steinbach

Overall Sentiment: 0.184663

Relevance: 0.259911

Sentiment Quote
0.250882 “It’s obviously a pretty big deal,” Steinbach said. …
0.192327 “It’s obviously a pretty big deal,” Steinbach said. “You never know what will come as a result of this kitchen-table diplomacy.”
0 “When you get the opportunity to meet somebody in their home or in a private setting, you get to know them differently than at a state dinner,” Steinbach said. …
0.0419336 “When you get the opportunity to meet somebody in their home or in a private setting, you get to know them differently than at a state dinner,” Steinbach said. “Clearly that worked on Mr. Xi when he was here 27 years ago.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.4851426
  • Mean: 0.12128565
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Gov. Terry Branstad

Overall Sentiment: 0.142687

Relevance: 0.235987

Sentiment Quote
0.196888 “We consider you a great friend of Iowa,” Branstad told …
0.191927 “We consider you a great friend of Iowa,” Branstad told Xi, according to The Muscatine Journal. “We are so appreciative you chose to come to Muscatine and to Iowa.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.388815
  • Mean: 0.1944075
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689
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Mikhail Gorbachev

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.199393

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Terry Anderson

Overall Sentiment: -0.468292

Relevance: 0.168613

Pope John Paul II

Overall Sentiment: 0.0761003

Relevance: 0.168487

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StateOrCounty: Iowa

Overall Sentiment: 0.223259

Relevance: 0.664459

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City: Muscatine

Overall Sentiment: 0.239029

Relevance: 0.487599

PrintMedia: The Muscatine Journal

Overall Sentiment: 0.21414

Relevance: 0.300956

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The man destined to become leader of the world’s most populous nation will sit in the halls of power in Beijing, but a part of him remains in the American heartland.

~ by vandal3di3go on February 13, 2013.

 
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