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The first day of his high-profile stay in the UK, during which £30 billion of trade deals are expected to be agreed, ended with a State banquet that reflected both the pomp and the pressure of a day in which tension was never far from the surface.
The dinner table at Buckingham Palace glistened with gold but the deliberate absence of the Prince of Wales from the set-piece event was a constant reminder that China’s record on human rights remains a barrier in its relations with the West.
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• Chinese president Xi Jinping begins four-day UK visit • The Queen says President's visit is a "defining moment" • The Labour Leader wore white tie when he atttended the Queen's Banquet • Jeremy Corbyn's meeting with Chinese President Xi was "cordial and constructive" • Chinese President and Duke discuss illegal wildlife trade • Why George Osborne is right to cosy up to China - in three charts • Everything you need to know about Xi Jinping and his visit The Queen described President Xi Jinping’s State visit to Britain as a “defining moment” in the future of Sino-UK relations last night as the Chinese leader spoke of the “everlasting friendship” between the two countries.
The Queen described the first State visit by a Chinese premier for 10 years as “a milestone in the unprecedented year of co-operation and friendship between the United Kingdom and China” as David Cameron and George Osborne pursue a policy of making Britain China’s most important European trading partner.
Among the guests were Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney.
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against "Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War", he says.
Corbyn's seat is about a third of the way down the left-hand leg of the horseshoe as viewed from behind the Queen, Gordon Rayner reports.
Top table: left to right (if standing behind the table): George Osborne H. Mr Li Zhanshu, chief of staff of central committee of Communist Party Mrs Justin Welby Prince William Madame Peng Liyuan, wife of president Xi Duke of Edinburgh Queen President Xi Duchess of Cambridge H.
Opposite Corbyn is His Excellency Mr Gao Hucheng, Chinese minister of commerce.
To his right is Mark Carney and to his left is Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (husband of Princess Royal).
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