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UK hopes Xi visit will bring £30 billion

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with senior officers of the 14th army group in Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province (file)

Chinese President Xi Jinping will give an address to members of both Houses of Parliament in the Royal Gallery of the Palace of Westminster.The last state visit from China was by President Hu Jintao in 2005

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with senior officers of the 14th army group in Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province (file)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with senior officers of the 14th army group in Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan Province (file)

Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP, will give a welcome address introducing President Xi’s speech.

Ministers expect more than £30bn of trade and investment deals to be struck during the four-day visit, which will also include talks between Mr Xi and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, will thank President Xi following his speech.

After the address, at a private reception with parliamentarians, President Xi will have the opportunity to view a selection of documents from the Parliamentary Archives on display in the Robing Room. The documents have been chosen to represent the UK’s connections with China.

Xi at Palace

Xi received a ceremonial welcome by the Queen as he begins the first full day of his visit to the UK on Tuesday. Mr Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, took part in a procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace, where a state banquet will be held later.

Mr Xi was welcomed by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and David Cameron during the ceremony in Horse Guards Parade, while a 41-gun salute was held in Green Park.

The Chinese president then took part in a carriage procession along The Mall, as he headed to Buckingham Palace.