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President Xi views royal Chinese collection

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:44

Xi Jinping and Britain's Queen view a display of Chinese items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Queen showed Chinese President Xi Jinping a display of Chinese items from the Royal Collection on Tuesday, on the first day of Xi's four-day state visit to Britain. For Britain, the visit is the culmination of a three-year charm offensive to attract investment in infrastructure, nuclear power and the government's planned transformation of northern England. One deal expected to be signed during Xi's visit is a plan for two state-owned Chinese utilities to invest in a 16 billion pound ($25-billion) nuclear power project being built by French utility company EDF at Hinkley Point in southwest England. Britain has won praise from China for its discretion in dealing with human rights issues by raising them behind the scenes, a policy London says is more effective than hectoring Beijing publicly.

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President Xi views royal Chinese collection

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:44