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Praise for US officials' modest lunch bill in China

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Chinese netizens praised the US Treasury chief for eating a cheap dumpling lunch after meeting new President Xi Jinping, comparing his modest bill to the lavish spending habits of domestic officials. 

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on March 20, 2013. Chinese netizens praised the US Treasury chief for eating a cheap dumpling lunch after meeting new President Xi Jinping, comparing his modest bill to the lavish spending habits of domestic officials.

Jacob Lew met Xi in the grandeur of Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Tuesday, and later had lunch with two colleagues at the Bao Yuan Dumpling House near the US Embassy, where the bill came to 109 yuan ($17.50).

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