Britain's Queen Elizabeth II hosts a welcoming ceremony in Buckingham Palace to welcome visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Li Yuan.
President Xi Jinping's British state visit, the first by China's top leader in 10 years, is expected to upgrade growing Sino-British relations and usher in a golden age for bilateral ties.
President Xi's visit will see more than $46.41 billion worth of trade and investment deals completed, creating in excess of 3,900 jobs across the country.
The China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange has been going on throughout 2015, during which the countries have exchanged cultural seasons to showcase the diversity and creativity of each.
President Xi Jinping arrived in London on Monday evening, embarking on the first state visit to the United Kingdom of a Chinese head of state in 10 years.
Alibaba’s Executive Chairman Jack Ma will provide help and advice on how to get small- and medium-sized British businesses tap Chinese market.
China Construction Bank and CME Group, a US-based derivatives market place, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support their further cooperation in the fields of renminbi settling and benchmark silver pricing.
The world will benefit from the better bilateral relations and cooperation between China and Britain, Chairman of the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (ISIS) Munshi Faiz Ahmad has said.
To build on the good momentum that has been achieved, Xi will spare no efforts to talk about the Belt and Road Initiative in the UK.
Xi's visit will comprehensively strengthen the bilateral relationship and lay a solid foundation for what both sides are calling a "golden age".