President Obama Arrives in Beijing During First Trip to China

One of Chinese people’s favorite pastimes is to “kan renao,” or “watch the hubbub” and travelers on Beijing’s East Third Ring Road got that chance Tuesday when traffic came to a standstill to make way for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama.

Although people were complaining last week about the inevitable traffic jams from the president’s visit, most people stopped today seemed excited about the prospect of being so near to Obama.

When he's not been pressing the Chinese on human rights, or asking them to change their economic policy, or seeking their help on stopping North Korea and Iran's nuclear weapons programs, President Obama is taking in the sights of Beijing.