The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet President Xi Jinping for talks later on the second day of her visit to China.
The agenda is expected to cover trade and security issues, including North Korea’s nuclear programme.
The PM is in China as the head of a 50-strong business delegation.
On the first day of her trip the prime minister announced a UK-China effort to strengthen international action against the illegal trade in ivory.
She also said Mr Xi’s initiative to establish overland transport links between China and Europe would be discussed at their meeting.