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Video: San Francisco Democrats Display Ideological Colors as Xi Jinping Drives Through

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon.

Xi is visiting the Bay Area to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco. He is also scheduled to meet with President Joe Biden.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom were some of the officials who greeted Xi at San Francisco International Airport.

Ahead of their sit-down, the Californian city, where one-fifth of the population has Chinese roots, has become a magnet for dissident groups protesting human rights abuses in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

It has also drawn fans of the Chinese president, who have greeted his arrival with balloons, banners and megaphones belting out patriotic messages.

Here are the California Democrats showing their true colors:

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