In the evening the President and Madame Peng

Everything you need to know about China’s president and his visit to Britain

Xi Jinping, who has been dubbed China’s populist leader, has sought to portray himself as being in touch with the people since he was elected president in March 2013.

He is the first leader born after the 1949 revolution, and is secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party, which boasts more than 80 million members.

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Mr Xi was born and brought up in Beijing, studied moncler sale outlet chemical engineering at university and joined the Communist Party of China in 1974.

He held regional leadership positions in four provinces before being appointed to the nine man Politburo Standing Committee in 2007, and was named vice president in 2008.

The moncler jackets outlet president is married to Peng Liyuan, a folk singer whose fame pre dates his, and has a daughter, aged 23.

He has staged multiple visits to factories and homes: in December 2013 he turned up unexpectedly for lunch at a Beijing bun shop a rare move for Chinese moncler outlet sale leaders, who are usually protected by heavy security.

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At 5ft 9in he is unusually tall for a Chinese man, and is the country’s tallest leader for decades dwarfing his predecessor Hu Jintao.

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US senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who co chairs the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC), reportedly said that “human rights and the rule of law have suffered a devastating blow” during Mr Xi’s leadership.

Tuesday 20 October

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cheap moncler Mr Xi and Madame Peng will then visit the Palace of Westminster where the President will deliver an address in the Royal Gallery to MPs, peers and other guests. The President and his wife will then have tea with Charles and Camilla at Clarence House before the Duke of Cambridge calls on the President at Buckingham Palace. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to meet Mr Xi. cheap moncler

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In the morning the moncler sale President will visit Imperial College London, where he will be joined by the Duke of York and Chancellor George Osborne. Later in the morning the President and Madame Peng will join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a creative industry event at Lancaster House, celebrating cultural collaboration between the UK and China.

Afterwards, President Xi will meet with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting. In the afternoon, the President, accompanied by the Prime Minister, will visit the UK China Business Summit at Mansion House.

Later in the afternoon, the President will visit Huawei Technologies. In the evening the President and Madame Peng, joined by the Duke of York, will attend a Banquet at Guildhall given by the Lord Mayor and City of London.

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Thursday 22 October

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cheap moncler sale Afterwards, the President and Duke will join a Confucius Institute conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. In the evening, the President and Madame Peng will join the Prime Minister and Mrs Cameron, at Chequers Court for talks and dinner. Later, the President and Madame Peng will fly to Manchester cheap moncler sale.