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China's Xi gets royal welcome in London

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping is welcomed at Buckingham Palace as he begins his tour of the United Kingdom. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Human rights protesters vied with China supporters and tourists to see President Xi Jinping ride in a carriage with Queen Elizabeth to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the first day of a state visit Britain hopes will cement financial ties. Hailed as the beginning of a 'golden era' or 'golden time' in Sino-British relations, the visit, which will seal a host of business deals, has been criticised by activists who accuse Prime Minister David Cameron of turning a blind eye to abuses. But for Britain, the four-day visit is the culmination of a three-year charm offensive to show Britain "walking tall on the world stage", in a government minister's words. Cameron also hopes to attract investment in infrastructure, nuclear power and his government's planned transformation of northern England.

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China's Xi gets royal welcome in London

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:51