At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the UK in the golden month of October. This will be the first state visit by a Chinese president in ten years. It is expected to mark a new milestone and herald a ‘golden time’ for the China-UK relationship. It is also a major event in terms of its regional and global significance.
At the bilateral level, relations between China and Britain are showing strong momentum. With close contacts and exchanges at the top level and scores of bilateral mechanisms in place including the annual prime ministers’ meeting, the economic and financial dialogue, the strategic dialogue and the high-level people-to-people dialogue, China and Britain are having in-depth talks on a series of important issues. The bilateral relationship enjoys unprecedented stability and maturity.