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Xi tells UK parliament of 'first achievements' in relations

Updated: 2015-10-21 03:14
By Wu Jiao and Zhang Chunyan in London (chinadaily.com.cn)

Xi tells UK parliament of 'first achievements' in relations

President Xi Jinping addresses MPs and peers in Parliament's Royal Gallery, in London, Britain, October 20, 2015.[Photo/Agencies]

He added: "I hope you will build a bridge of understanding and co-operation so as to help create an even brighter and more promising future of our bilateral ties."

Xi arrived to address a joint session of parliament after a private lunch at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II. He told the parliamentarians although his visit had just started, he was "deeply impressed" by the vitality of China-UK relations.

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan then travelled to Clarence House to meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for tea. In the evening, the Queen will give a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for Xi.

On Wednesday morning, Xi will visit Imperial College London, the UK's number one research collaborator with China.

Then Xi and his wife will join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a creative industry event at Lancaster House. The event will celebrate cultural collaboration between China and the UK.

Xi will meet the Prime Minister David Cameron at No 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting.

In the afternoon, Xi and Cameron will join the UK-China Business Summit at Mansion House. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit Huawei Technologies.

The President will receive presentations looking at Huawei's 14 years in the UK, its innovative work with UK partners and the latest technology trends.

Wednesday evening, Xi will attend a Banquet at Guildhall given by the Lord Mayor and City of London Corporation. The Lord Mayor and Xi will both make speeches at the end of the banquet.

To contact the reporter: zhangchunyan@chinadaily.com.cn

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