At the invitation of The Queen, His Excellency Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, accompanied by Madame Liu Yongqing, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 8 to 10 November 2005.The program of The State Visit has been announced on the British Royal Website:
The President and Madame Liu Yongqing will arrive in the United Kingdom on the morning of Tuesday 8 November at London Heathrow Airport, where they will be met by The Princess Royal and Rear Admiral Timothy Laurence, on behalf of The Queen.
The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards, where The Queen will formally greet the President. His Excellency, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will then review a Guard of Honour, before joining The Queen for a carriage procession along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
After lunch at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen, the President will receive a Presentation of Address of Welcome by the Lord Mayor and Councillors of the City of Westminster at St James Palace.
The President will later receive calls by the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party at Buckingham Palace.
In the evening, The Queen will give a State Banquet for the President and Madame Liu Yongqing in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace
. The Queen and the President will both make speeches at the start of the Banquet.
The President will visit the Palace of Westminster, where he will be met by the Lord Chancellor and Speaker of the House of Commons, and attend a reception with members of the All Party China Group.
The President will then hold a private meeting with members of the Chinese Community at St James Palace.
Later in the morning, the President will receive calls by the Lord Powell and members of the China Britain Business Council.
His Excellency will also hold a meeting with the Chairman and members of the 48 Group Club, the trade grouping engaged in developing commercial ties with China.
The President will then hold talks with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, followed by a lunch given by Her Majesty's Government at 10 Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.
After lunch, the President will be welcomed by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Academy of Arts, where Her Majesty and the President will formally open and tour the 'China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795' Exhibition.
The President will later hold a meeting with members of the China Task Force at Buckingham Palace. The China Task Force is headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and makes recommendations on ways to deepen bilateral relations with China.
In the evening, the President and Madame Liu Yongqing will attend a Banquet at the Guildhall hosted by The Lord Mayor and the Corporation of London.
In the morning, the President and Madame Liu Yongqing will take their leave of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace, before departing London Heathrow Airport.