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China's leader to take carriage ride to Buckingham Palace to open state visit

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping sits with Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (not pictured) after arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping sits with Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (not pictured) after arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave their plane as they arrive at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave their plane as they arrive at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave their plane as they arrive at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave their plane as they arrive at Heathrow Airport, London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Britain Monday for a four-day state visit as part of a push to increase trade ties between the two countries. Prime Minister David Cameron told Chinese Central Television the visit heralds a "golden era" between the two countries. (Toby Melville/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Chinese President Xi Jinping will address Britain's Parliament on the first full day of a state visit including a ceremonial carriage ride and a dinner at Buckingham Palace.

The U.K. government has rejected accusations it is pandering to China to secure investment during a visit that is expected to lead to 30 billion pounds ($46 billion) in trade deals — including a key role in building nuclear power plants in Britain.

Besides longstanding concerns about human rights, Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to raise the issue of China selling steel at a loss on world markets. British steel companies are in crisis — with 1,200 layoffs expected Tuesday at Tata Steel — just weeks after 2,200 jobs were lost at SSI's plant in northeast England.