China’s Xi leaves UK with EU call, Man City trip


MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his visit to Britain on Friday (Saturday in Manila) with a call for Britain to remain in the European Union and a trip to see the English Premier League leaders Manchester City. After three days of banquets, processions and trade talks, Xi posed for a “selfie” picture with Sergio Aguero, City’s Argentinian star striker, and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the football club. The four-day trip focused on strengthening relations between London and Beijing, particularly trade ties, and Cameron’s office announced deals worth almost £40 billion ($61.6 billion, 54.4 billion euros). During his official talks with Cameron on Thursday, the Chinese foreign ministry reported Xi as saying he hoped Britain would remain in the European Union—a hot-button political topic for the British leader.



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