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Anti-Xi activists unhappy with China's 'red carpet' treatment in U.K.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 01:13

Chinese President Xi Jinping seals a multi-billion dollar nuclear power deal in the U.K. but activists accuse Prime Minister David Cameron of brushing aside his human rights record to court Chinese investment. Mana Rabiee reports.

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It's been a productive visit so far for Chinese President Xi Jinping. He's sealed a multi-billion dollar agreement to finance nuclear power stations in Britain and bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth. In London, demonstrators protested for the third day over China's human rights record and its treatment of Tibetans who, they say, are repressed by Beijing. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SONAM ANJTSANG, 'FREE TIBET' PROTESTER, SAYING: "President's visit is disgraceful and embarrassing for the British people, because you know China and Saudi Arabia have the worst human rights records and now we are shaking hands with both of them." And protesters accuse Britain's Prime Minister of ignoring human rights in the pursuit of Chinese money. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAMPAIGNS AND EUROPE DIRECTOR FOR STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET, PADMA DOLMA, SAYING: "David Cameron needs to wake up and stop buying into China's lies over trade relations and start talking about human rights and Tibet and all the people who are suffering in China." But it's a losing argument for now. Xi's enormous nuclear power deal crowns a four-day trip that Cameron himself hopes will unleash a wave of investment in his country from the world's second largest economy.

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Anti-Xi activists unhappy with China's 'red carpet' treatment in U.K.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 01:13