Chinese VP Xi Jinping attends Lakers game


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping attended the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

Expected to become president of the world's most populous nation next year, Xi began the final day of his four-day U.S. visit at a downtown trade conference hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and then accompanied Vice President Joe Biden to a suburban school in South Gate that specializes in Asian studies.

The day ended at Staples Center, across the street from the JW Marriott at LA Live, where Xi was staying.