NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan will be among the notable guests attending President Obama's state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao tonight.
The black-tie affair will mark the third state dinner of the Obama Administration and the first official event in China's honor in 13 years.
The evening's entertainment will be provided by jazz artists Peter Martin, Dianne Reeves and Herbie Hancock.
Also on the strictly A-list guest list: the newly inaugurated Chinese-American mayors of San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., Edwin Lee and Jean Quan, respectively. Also, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. Members of Obama's Cabinet with seats at the table include Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Among those sitting this one out: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who also declined past state dinner invites from Obama. Also taking a pass: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., whose aides said they were traveling.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., an outspoken critic of China's human rights record throughout her career., is the only top congressional leader who accepted the invitation.