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U.K. Throws Lavish Welcome for Xi in Hopes of 'Golden Era' in China Trade

  • Cameron seeks to redress lopsided trade relationship
  • U.K. strives to be China's `best partner in the West'
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The Importance of President Xi Jinping’s U.K. Visit

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The U.K. is rolling out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit starting Monday. Amid the pomp of 41-gun salutes, lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and lodging at Buckingham Palace, Prime Minister David Cameron will be looking to Xi to open up the purse strings and dole out billions of pounds of new investment. 

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