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China, UK to Sign $13 Billion in Deals on Theresa May Trip

British Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip visit Beijing's Forbidden City on Thursday. In the Chinese capital, May met representatives from a council of 31 Chinese and British firms covering industries including finance, energy, cars, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce. Photo: VCG
British Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip visit Beijing's Forbidden City on Thursday. In the Chinese capital, May met representatives from a council of 31 Chinese and British firms covering industries including finance, energy, cars, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce. Photo: VCG

China and the U.K. will sign $12.8 billion worth of business deals covering construction, finance, agriculture and technology, as British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her first state visit to the country accompanied by a 50-strong business delegation.

After stopping in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where she announced educational cooperation programs, May went to Beijing on Wednesday evening to meet top Chinese leaders.

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