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China Swoons Over Xi's Imminent Royal Treatment on U.K. Visit

Xi Jinping visits the White House.

Xi Jinping visits the White House.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

China’s press is in a swoon over the royal honors to be accorded President Xi Jinping and his wife on their state visit to the U.K. next week.

China Daily, the country’s official English-language newspaper, has devoted a front-page story that chronicles in detail the signs of respect Xi will be shown during his trip. Other Chinese media are also enthusiastically reporting the impending events.