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Xi's visit paves way for major investment, trade deals with the UK

UK is EU's second largest investor in China; it is also China's second largest trading partner in the EU

Chinese and British flags fly in London's Chinatown on Monday. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain on Monday for a state visit at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, the first state visit to the United Kingdom by a Chinese leader since 2005.


FOLLOWING final negotiations over the weekend, China President Xi Jinping is expected to sign an accord with the UK that will give China a sizeable stake in Electricite de France's nuclear power plant project in Hinkley Point, Somerset in south-west England. Besides Hinkley, other