David Cameron plans 'golden era' of relations in Xi Jinping talks


David Cameron has held talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping as part of his role leading a billion dollar investment initiative between the country and Britain.

The former prime minister tweeted a photo of himself discussing plans for the £750 million UK-China fund and a "golden era" in relations.

Mr Cameron is acting as vice chairman for the fund to improve ports, roads and rail networks between China and its trading partners.

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Alongside the photo of himself with the Chinese premier, Mr Cameron said: "Excellent meeting & enjoyable dinner with President Xi Jinping in Beijing, to talk about the 'Golden Era' in UK-China relations & plans for the new UK-China Fund."

The UK-China fund's launch was announced as part of a series of deals hailed by Chancellor Philip Hammond during a trade visit to China.

Around £1.4 billion worth of commercial deals were announced at the UK-China economic and financial dialogue in Beijing attended by Mr Hammond.