British Prime Minister David Cameron begins an official visit to the People's Republic of China. China, UK seek closer ties as economic dialogue opens in Beijing.
David Cameron raises the issue of human rights in talks with China, during what he called a "vitally important" trade mission to the country.
- The BBC reports that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron is to head a GBP750 million ($1 billion) U.K. private fund to improve air, road and railway links between China and its trading partners.
- British Prime Minister David Cameron says talks between himself and the leaders of the UK's other main political parties on the recommendations of the Leveson report have broken down. Cameron says he will publish a Royal Charter on press regulations on Monday.
- UK retail giant Tesco opens its first own-brand supermarket branch in China, in the capital, Beijing.
- Amid a perceived erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong, British Prime Minister Theresa May concludes a three-day visit to China, said to have generated GBP9 billion in trade deals.
- China's leader and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping addresses more than 2,000 delegates in Beijing. The congress is expected to finish next week.