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Xi wraps up visit to Britain

By Xinhua

Xi wraps up visit to Britain
China's President Xi Jinping (center) waves as he leaves after lunch with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, England, Oct 23, 2015 on the final day of his state visit. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)

MANCHESTER, Britain - Chinese President Xi Jinping left Britain Friday, concluding his five-day state visit to the European nation, the first in a decade by a Chinese head of state.

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan stayed at Buckingham Palace in London as the guests of Queen Elizabeth II, who hosted a grand ceremonial welcome for the couple, gave a private lunch and a formal state banquet with the attendance of senior members of the royal family.

During the visit, the two countries lifted their ties to "a global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century" and agreed that "this visit opens a golden era in China-UK relations featuring enduring, inclusive and win-win cooperation."

The trip also took Xi to the old industrial city of Manchester in northern England.

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