Xi Jinping visit: UK royals and MPs to greet Chinese leader – BBC News

Members of the Royal Family and politicians are due to greet China’s President Xi Jinping as he begins his four-day state visit to the UK.

Supporters of ChinaMr Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, will take part in a procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace, ahead of a state banquet held by the Queen later.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain was going into closer relations with China with its “eyes wide open”.

He denied allegations the UK was acting like “a panting puppy” towards Beijing.

Ministers expect more than £30bn of trade and investment deals to be struck during the visit, which will also include talks between Mr Xi and Prime Minister David Cameron.

On Tuesday, Mr Xi will: Receive a ceremonial welcome from the Queen and Duke Of Edinburgh Take part in a state carriage procession to Buckingham Palace Address MPs and Lords at the Palace of Westminster Meet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the Duke of Cambridge Hold talks with Mr Cameron and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Attend a state banquet

Source: Xi Jinping visit: UK royals and MPs to greet Chinese leader – BBC News

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