Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to the United Kingdom. This is the first visit there by a Chinese president in about a decade.

Investment and trade are among the topics as Chinese President Xi meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron next week.

In September, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced the goal of making China the UK’s second largest trading partner by 2025.

For its part, China values Britain’s staunch defense of free trade. In 2014 alone, Chinese investment in the UK totaled 7.1 billion dollars.

CCTV’s Richard Bestic joined the The Heat from London.

The Heat discussed the visit with this panel:

Victor Gao is the director of the China National Association of International Studies.

Simon Marks is the president and global affairs correspondent for Feature Story News

Financial analyst and columnist Louise Cooper joined the discussion.

Cui Hongjian is the head of the European Studies department at the China Institute of International Studies.