Highlights, facts and figures from trip
Updated: 2015-10-21 10:04
By TUO YANNAN(China Daily)
People take photos at London's Piccadilly Circus where a giant screen displays a greeting to Xi[Photo by Tuo Yannan /CHINA DAILY]
President Xi Jinping will stay in the Belgian Suite at Buckingham Palace during his visit to London, The Beijing News reported. The suite accommodates visiting heads of state. US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have stayed there.
According to The Beijing News, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, her husband, stayed in the suite for several months after she ascended to the throne. Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were also born in the suite, while Prince William and Princess Kate stayed there on their wedding day.
Books, flowers and bathroom items are placed in the Belgian Suite for visiting heads of state, according to The Beijing Times.
A delegation of 150 entrepreneurs, including Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, and Zhang Jindong, chairman of retailing company Suning Commerce Group, have accompanied President Xi Jinping's visit to the United Kingdom, huanqiu.com reported. The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade organized the delegation, which includes business leaders from finance, infrastructure construction and energy.
About a month before the visit, both countries held the seventh China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue. This ended in a series of agreements, including economic policies.