• Drawings of China’s first lady Peng Liyuan

      Recently China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has gained attention after cartoon drawings of her went viral online. The drawings were created by 22-year-old Jia Nan, a recent graduate of Xi’an International Studies University. Jia said it was Peng’s elegant style that had initially inspired her artwork. “When I […]

  • President Xi attends creative industry event on UK visit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is in London on his first state visit to Britain. The trip will boost ties in what both sides have called a “golden era” in relations between the two. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a creative industry event […]

  • Tony Blair: Xi’s UK visit takes bilateral ties to new high

    President Xi’s upcoming visit to the UK comes as the comprehensive strategic partnership between the UK and China enters its second decade.

  • Xi Jinping and David Cameron discuss UK-China relationship

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron both hailed the U.K.-China relationship during a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon at 10 Downing Street, during Xi’s state visit to the United Kingdom.

  • UK’s moves to attract Chinese tourists yield results

    Data from the British statistics agency shows that the country’s efforts to attract more Chinese tourists has paid off, with tens of thousands of Chinese mainlanders visiting the UK in the second quarter, leading to millions in tourism revenue, the Financial Times reports. Numbers published by the Office for National Statistics reveal that 64,000 Chinese […]

  • Trade between the UK and China, in 5 charts

    Trade was one of the main topics during President Xi Jinping’s address to the U.K.’s Parliament. The U.K., Xi said, is the largest offshore RMB trading center, hosts more Chinese students than any other EU country, and was the first western country to issue RMB sovereign bonds.

  • Spot of tea? The British people, places, history in Xi’s London speech

    “‘To be or not to be, that is the question.’ That line from “Hamlet” has left a lasting impression on me,” Xi Jinping said at a dinner hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London. “As a young man I often pondered the question.” 

  • Barbara Woodward talks to CCTV about China-UK cooperation

    The UK Ambassador to China, Barbara Woodward has hailed President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip as a sure success. She said the UK is ready to offer what she calls “the very best” of the country during the President’s stay.

  • China becomes one of the top 3 markets for UK dramas

    British dramas such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock are gaining popularity and profits in China. According to the BBC, China is now one of the top three markets in the world for British television dramas.

  • The Heat: Xi Jinping’s UK visit preview

    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 […]

  • UK Business Ambassador optimistic about China’s economy

    In an exclusive interview with CCTV NEWS, Ronald Dennis, U.K. Business Ambassador, said that it is important for people around the world to revise the perception that China’s economic growth is only a product of low-cost labor.

  • Queen Elizabeth tweets about Xi’s visit

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been sending out messages on twitter about the visit to the UK by Chinese president Xi Jinping.

  • Growing role of education exchanges in China-UK relations

    Aside from trade and economics, President Xi Jinping’s U.K. trip is also expected to further boost bilateral ties in areas such as education, culture and creative industry. With an increasing number of programs in recent years, educational exchanges have become another pillar supporting China-UK relations.

  • London’s Chinatown gears up to welcome Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping headed to his official state visit to the U.K. on Monday. For the past few weeks London has been anxiously gearing up to welcome the president.

  • How Chinese and Britons are viewing Xi’s UK visit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in London on Monday evening at the start of a state visit, the first by a Chinese leader to the United Kingdom since 2005.

  • Xi’s Manchester City visit to boost China-UK football ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Manchester City during his first state visit to the United Kingdom, starting Monday.

  • Top places to visit in London

    Famed English writer Samuel Johnson once noted: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. The city is indeed filled with attractions that draw businesspeople and tourists alike, including Chinese President Xi Jinping who is currently on a state visit to the U.K. View some of the top attractions in London: […]

  • British royal family to greet Xi with an elaborate welcome

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will be received with the greatest courtesy by the British royal family during his state visit to the United Kingdom, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, from October 19th to 23rd.

  • President Xi attends London banquet in his honor

    Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a lavish banquet in London’s financial district held in honor of his visit. The banquet was held in the 15th-century Guildhall and was hosted by London’s Lord Mayor and included guests such as the U.K.’s Prince Andrew.