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PBSC Week in Review
Xi Jinping


Oct 24 Xi returned to Beijing.
  Oct 23 Xi visited the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester.
    Xi visited Manchester Airport.
    Xi and British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Manchester City’s football academy.


    Xi addressed a government welcome banquet in Manchester.
    Xi sent a letter of congratulations to the first China-Mongolia Expo.
  Oct 22 Xi addressed the opening ceremony of an annual conference of UK Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in London.


    Xi toured the Inmarsat head office in London.


    Xi met with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.




  Xi and Peng Liyuan bid Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh farewell before leaving for Manchester.
    Xi visited Chequers Court, the countryside retreat of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
    Xi and Peng Liyuan attended an informal dinner with Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife at Chequers Court.


  Oct 21 Xi held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.


    Xi and Prime Minister Cameron co-chaired the UK-China Business Summit.
    Xi visited Imperial College London.


    Xi attended The Creative Collaboration Showcase in London.


    Xi toured Huawei’s UK headquarters.


    Xi addressed a banquet hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of London Alan Yarrow.
  Oct 20 Xi attended a welcome ceremony held by Queen Elizabeth II in London.


    Xi gave a speech to members of British Parliament in London.


    Xi met with British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.


    Xi met with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in London.


    Xi and Peng Liyuan met with Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife in London.
  Oct 19 Xi arrived in London.


    Xi sent a message of condolence to Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi on the death of former Benin President Mathieu Kerekou.


Li Keqiang


Oct 23 Li gave a lecture at the Central Party School.
  Oct 22 Li met with former United States Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson.


    Li met with chairman of IBM Ginni Rometty.


    Li sent a written instruction to a symposium on developing energy-saving and new energy vehicles.


  Oct 21 Li chaired an executive meeting of the State Council.

The meeting focused on preferential tax policies to support mass entrepreneurship and innovation, reform of the household registration system and financial reforms in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.

    Li called Canadian Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau to congratulate him on his election.


  Oct 20 Li sent written instructions on the first “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students.
  Oct 19 Li inspected the exhibition for mass entrepreneurship and innovation week.


    Li gave an impromptu speech at the opening ceremony for mass entrepreneurship and innovation week.


Zhang Dejiang Oct 19 Zhang chaired the 55th chairpersons’ meeting of the 12th NPC Standing Committee.

Next NPC Standing Committee session to be held October 30 to November 4.


Yu Zhengsheng Oct 24 Yu sent a congratulatory letter to the opening of the Fourth World Buddhist Forum.
  Oct 23 Yu gave a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the recovery of sovereignty over Taiwan.


    Yu met with former Japanese Prime Minister and Beijing-Dongjing Forum Japan Representative Yasuo Fukuda.


    Yu met with overseas members of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management.


  Oct 22 Yu presided over a CPPCC bi-weekly consultation session calling for improved urban management authority.


  Oct 20 Yu met with Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Bui Thi Thanh.


    Yu met with representatives attending the fifth congress of the China Society for Promotion of Guangcai Program.


Liu Yunshan Oct 23 Liu addressed a meeting on cultivating and selecting officials from young people, women, ethnic minorities and non-Communist Party members.


  Oct 20 Liu addressed a meeting on “promoting the prosperous development of China’s literature and art industries.”


Wang Qishan Oct 23 Wang published an article in the People’s Daily on learning from traditional virtue in tackling corruption.
Zhang Gaoli Oct 22-23 Zhang went on inspection tour to Shandong.


  Oct 19 Zhang spoke at an innovation and mass entrepreneurship forum.



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