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Old 20-10-2015, 04:27 PM   #29
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The Chinese Army has invited foreign soldiers to join its ranks for the first time, as part of a week-long exchange programme..Two British officers Jason Johnstone and Richard Leven took part in the scheme at a top military academy run by the People's Liberation Army of China...

Mr Xi was given a guard of honour during the reception at Horse Guards Parade..

Chinese state media have effused about "the reddest of red carpets" and a new golden era of "win-win results" between China and the UK...BANK of China said it will buy a 20 percent stake in La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild for 236.3 million euros (US$340 million)..“This partnership forms part of Bank of China’s global development strategy,” Bank of China chairman Xiao Gang said in a statement...

The handover ceremony of Hong Kong in 1997 officially marked the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China.. It was an internationally televised event with the ceremony commencing on the night of 30 June 1997 and finishing on 1 July 1997.. The ceremony was held at the new wing of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai..Charles titled his diary The Handover of Hong Kong or The Great Chinese Takeaway..The extracts already published in the Mail on Sunday showed the prince described Chinese officials as "appalling old waxworks" and one ceremony as an "awful Soviet-style" performance.. He said the Chinese army was also a concern because soldiers' low pay meant there may be "irresistible temptations to intimidate or threaten local people"..Earl of Leven is a title in the Peerage of Scotland.. It was created in 1641 for Alexander Leslie.. He was succeeded by his grandson Alexander, who was in turn followed by his daughters Margaret and Catherine (who are usually not included in the numbering of the Earls)...,' said the Duke sharply.. 'Simon, look up and listen to me..You have been hurt and have a troubled mind, but your friends are with you and you have no need to worry any more'...
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