Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday had more than four hours of talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and enjoyed fish and chips in a traditional pub, in a stroke of no-necktie diplomacy that observers say will cement the global partnership between the two countries.
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On October 22, the fourth day of President Xi Jinping's UK visit, he visited the satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat, and attended the opening ceremony of an annual meeting of Confucius Institutes in Britain. Afterward, Xi and Cameron met at Cameron's country retreat, Chequers, which was the starting point of Xi and Cameron private meetings.
President Xi Jinping's pledge that China and the United Kingdom will build a "global comprehensive strategic partnership" in the 21st century will bring Sino-UK relations to a new level and endow bilateral ties with a significance that goes beyond bilateral scope.