Chinese president starts landmark trade visit to Europe
Chinese President Xi Jinping has started his long-awaited tour of Europe in which he will attend a nuclear summit and meet European leaders in the hope of signing a series of trade deals.
There are reports suggesting the Chinese government will place a large order for Airbus jets - but reaching a deal between European leaders and their Chinese counterpart is often challenging.
Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.
24 Mar 2014
- From the section Business