[April 18th] Evening | Medina, WA:
State Dinner at Bill Gates's Home

A formal state dinner will be held in President Hu's honor at the lakeside home of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. The dinner will be hosted by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire.

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Microsoft and China
In June 2005, MSN China's MSN Spaces blog component was launched the following month, and actively censored such words as "democracy" and "freedom".

At the end of 2005, Microsoft deleted the blog of influential Beijing blogger Anti without any prior notification. Anti's blog had been known for its hard hitting commentary. Anti later issued an open statement saying, "We have no means in China to protect our own freedom of expression, which is precisely the fundamental rationale for why our generation must continue striving."

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