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The Latest: Queen toasts China’s Xi at lavish state banquet

“The latest news of the first full day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain. All times local: 9:15 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated what she called the “global partnership” between Britain and China during a speech at a state banquet to mark the Chinese president’s visit.”

“The Chinese national anthem played as the guests, assembled at Buckingham Palace’s lavishly decorated ballroom, rose for a toast to Xi Jinping and his wife.”

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/2015/10/the_latest_queen_toasts_chinas_xi_at_lavish_state_banquet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits in a carriage with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, as they travel through Horse Guards Parade, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on the first official day of a state visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to address Britain's Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday as he began a state visit that is intended to cement close economic ties between the two countries — but risks being overshadowed by concerns over Beijing's growing economic clout in Britain. (Jeremy Selwyn, Pool Photo via AP)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits in a carriage with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, as they travel through Horse Guards Parade, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on the first official day of a state visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to address Britain’s Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday as he began a state visit that is intended to cement close economic ties between the two countries — but risks being overshadowed by concerns over Beijing’s growing economic clout in Britain. (Jeremy Selwyn, Pool Photo via AP)

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