For China's Xi Jinping, strong trade ties ensure a warm welcome in Seattle

When President Xi Jinping arrives in the Emerald City on Tuesday to mingle with aerospace and tech titans, he will complicate matters for the Obama administration, which has been weighing sanctions against China for various cybercrimes. But don't expect to hear much about the Asian powerhouse's misdeeds during Xi's three-day visit to the Puget Sound region. China and Washington state have a 35-year economic and cultural relationship, and the welcome here is expected to be warmer than in Xi's other U.S. destinations. "In my view, the best thing President Xi can do when he visits here is address uncertainty," said John Frisbie, head of the U.S.-China Business Council. That uncertainty includes the Chinese government's response to the country's economic slowdown and "uncertainty on strategic issues, too, including cybersecurity."