Sasha Obama – The youngest daughter of the U.S President, wanted to put her newly learned Chinese language to the test. The 9-year old who’s learning Chinese at school decided the Chinese President would be her best candidate.
Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser told a video conference with Chinese bloggers, “The president pointed out last night at the state dinner that his daughter, Sasha, is a very young girl but her class is studying Chinese….and she wanted to have the chance to practice her Chinese with President Hu.”
Sasha attended Hu’s welcoming ceremony on the White House lawn on Wednesday morning with friends and could be seen waving a Chinese flag excitedly as her father and Hu walked around the grounds.
The two presidents paused to visit when they reached the nine-year-old and her friends behind the rope line.