Published 27 May 2015

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The President of The People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping, accompanied by Madame Peng Liyuan, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 20th to 23rd October 2015.

The President and Madame Peng will stay at Buckingham Palace.

Background
The last State Visit from China was by President Hu Jintao in 2005.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to China in 1986.

The Duke of Cambridge paid an official visit to China in March 2015, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government.