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$2 Trillion Worth Of Tech Execs Met With Chinese Premier Xi In Seattle

The Pope may lure the masses, but it’s the Chinese leader who can bring together the masters of the technology universe.

In the lead-up to his dinner at the White House planned for Thursday night, Chinese premier Xi Jinping met with the people who really run things: Leaders of the world's biggest tech companies.

And when Mr. Xi is in town, people clear their schedules. Here's a picture of the Chinese leader with the tech execs, who met at a business forum Wednesday in Seattle.

Ted S. Warren / AP

The people surrounding President Xi represent about $2 trillion worth of companies, including the most valuable tech companies in both the U.S. and China.

Here's the lineup:

Front row, from left: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg,'s Liu Qiangdong, Cisco's John Chambers, Alibaba's Jack Ma, IBM's Ginni Rometty, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, China's Internet czar Lu Wei, Apple's Tim Cook, Tencent's Pony Ma, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

Middle row, from left: Sohu's Zhang Chaoyang, AMD's Lisa Su, Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing, Microsoft's Harry Shum, Qualcomm's Steve Mollenkopf, CETC's Ziong Qunli, Intel's Brian Krzanich, Qihoo 360's Zhou Hongyi, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, and SINA's Cao Guowei.

Back row, from left: Sugon's Li Jun, Didi-Kuaidi's Cheng Wei, Broadband Capital's Tian Suning, CEC's Liu Liehong, Baidu's Zhang Yaqin, AME Cloud Ventures' Jerry Yang, Inspur's Sun Pishu, AirBnB's Brian Chesky, and Sequoia Capital's Shen Nanpeng.

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