Boris And Osborne Make Chinese Trade Visits
The Chancellor and the Mayor of London have arrived in Beijing on separate trade visits to China.
Both George Osborne and Boris Johnson will spend a week in the country, promoting British business but also trying to attract more Chinese investment into the UK.
Mr Osborne's arrival signals the end of a diplomatic spat between Beijing and London which has lasted more than a year.
Both men are expected to sign a number of multimillion pound investment deals in which Chinese companies will fund or part-fund UK infrastructure and building projects.
Mr Osborne is expected to announce the names of the Chinese backers behind an £800m development at Manchester Airport.
Using Chinese money, five million square feet of land next to the airport will be developed into retail, office and manufacturing space.
Creating 16,000 new jobs over 15 years, the airport will be turned into a hub destination in its own right.