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Author: lovedahuang    Time: 2015-10-16 15:41:30     Title: Ultra-royal welcome awaits Xi in London

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The State Banquet will be held in the Ballroom of the Buckingham Palace in London on the first night of President Xi Jinping's State Visit.[Photo by Zhang Chunyan/chinadaily.com.cn]


President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan will meet three generations of the British royal family during Xi's state visit next week, the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom said in London on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and other royal family members will meet Xi during his visit from Oct 19 to 23, Liu Xiaoming told a news conference.

The ambassador said that a state visit is accorded the highest-level reception in the UK.

He said said a welcoming ceremony, a state banquet hosted by the queen, a banquet in the City of London and a 103-gun royal salute will be staged for the president. The salute will be performed by 41 guns in Green Park and 62 guns at the Tower of London.

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Author: messi30    Time: 2015-10-16 16:43:20


Why ultra ?

All banquets in that Ballroom is always same for all high level visitors for years.
Sure, Mr Xi deserve a well reception as president of one of the best economies in the world.
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-16 19:22:03

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Author: emanreus    Time: 2015-10-16 21:59:41

seneca Post time: 2015-10-16 19:22
Prince Charles is GOING TO BE ABSENT from the state banquet.

Yes,
the Monk insisted
Author: emanreus    Time: 2015-10-16 22:23:31

Should President Xi tire from his duties as leader of the world’s next emergent superpower, at least he’ll be comfortable.
At Buckingham Palace, he and his wife will stay in the Belgian suite, previously occupied by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding night.

Author: snowipine    Time: 2015-10-17 00:08:46

41 and 62 two numbers have special meaning in this eye–catching diplomatic event, who can give a reasonable explanation?
Author: dusty1    Time: 2015-10-17 02:27:29

messi30 Post time: 2015-10-16 16:43
Why ultra ?

All banquets in that Ballroom is always same for all high level visitors for years. ...

Just adding useless words, for the Chinese this is exciting and new
Author: dusty1    Time: 2015-10-17 02:27:51

messi30 Post time: 2015-10-16 16:43
Why ultra ?

All banquets in that Ballroom is always same for all high level visitors for years. ...

Just adding useless words, for the Chinese this is exciting and new
Author: markwu    Time: 2015-10-17 05:42:08

Diplomatic evolution from 'Chinese and dogs' not allowed, perhaps?

Ask back for tea and opium redemption.


Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-17 07:46:50

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Author: zjjhpj    Time: 2015-10-17 09:07:32

messi30 Post time: 2015-10-16 16:43
Why ultra ?

All banquets in that Ballroom is always same for all high level visitors for years. ...

Because of money............
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-17 10:34:33

markwu Post time: 2015-10-17 05:42
Diplomatic evolution from 'Chinese and dogs' not allowed, perhaps?

Ask back for tea and opium redem ...

I think they'll give them some vouchers for Marks & Sparks.
Author: johnhoward    Time: 2015-10-17 13:22:48

one way I feel for Prince Charles

it has been a wasted life. Just waiting and waiting to take over

then he has not really caught on about this PR thing
that when the day comes and he takes the reins , the public might want a King they actually like.

He is off to Australia with the Duchess next month and there is zero enthusiasm for the visit
Author: abramicus    Time: 2015-10-17 13:35:51

It is interesting that the only way the ex-husband of Princess Diana can make himself noticed is to be absent where he was not even expected.
Author: johnhoward    Time: 2015-10-17 13:44:10

he will meet the President and actually host him

just not the formal banquet.
Author: aa@edward    Time: 2015-10-17 15:09:50

Prince Charles will not join the banquet?  Well, Prince Charles is very backward looking due to aging frowns on his forehead and he must be wondering why he beloves a defunct monk dressed as a dalailama in his sleep every night and morning. Get up, please, for a sunnier and finer day!   
Author: aa@edward    Time: 2015-10-17 15:10:10

This post was edited by aa@edward at 2015-10-17 15:14

Prince Charles has actually NOT leaned the key codes of Buddhism even though he beloves his monk-look fellow. Get up, please, for a sunnier and finer day!   
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-17 16:26:52

messi30 Post time: 2015-10-16 16:43
Why ultra ?

All banquets in that Ballroom is always same for all high level visitors for years. ...

I agree that it shouldn't be "ultra". Instead this welcoming banquet should be mega, hyper, super, super duper, or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and that everything will go down with a spoonful of sugar.

Does the Queen know "gombei" ?
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-17 16:41:37

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Author: Boy.Hollywood    Time: 2015-10-17 17:06:54

London Bridges falling down, falling down, falling down.......
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-17 18:58:32

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Author: abramicus    Time: 2015-10-18 06:20:20

seneca Post time: 2015-10-17 18:58
I guess the former governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, will be honorably invited. He will accep ...

Is he really invited, Old Snake?  Really?


Author: messi30    Time: 2015-10-18 10:10:11

Newtown Post time: 2015-10-17 16:26
I agree that it shouldn't be "ultra". Instead this welcoming banquet should be mega, hyper, super, ...

why should be?

seems all of you love the big palaces that have never been seen even nor in your dreams

Mr Xi will say "hello and thanks" in English to return the big welcome?
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 12:02:32

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I agreed with you that this function shouldn't be "ultra" that's why I suggested a number of alternatives.

If your second point is a question then it needs to be clarified.

Finally, palaces which I've visited include Buckingham Palace ( a very dull building ), the Palace of Versailles ( which you can tour inside, see the very luxurious decor and the magnificent "hall of mirrors"),
the Forbidden City ( absolutely huge and tiring to walk through, nearly all interior rooms are off limits ), and the ruins of the Summer Palace also in Beijing, a very sad and melancholy place.

But of course if you have the amazing power to know what is in my dreams, hats off to you !
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 12:05:29

snowipine Post time: 2015-10-17 00:08
41 and 62 two numbers have special meaning in this eye–catching diplomatic event, who can give a re ...

The IQ's of two Chinese guests ?
Author: jaseminsibo    Time: 2015-10-18 12:09:28

Newtown Post time: 2015-10-17 10:34
I think they'll give them some vouchers for Marks & Sparks.

newtown, quit making me laugh so hard!
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-18 13:15:03

seneca Post time: 2015-10-16 21:22
Prince Charles is GOING TO BE ABSENT from the state banquet.

It is understandable.
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-18 14:42:19

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Author: parcher    Time: 2015-10-18 15:22:54

waiting for prince Philip to put his foot in it..
Author: snowipine    Time: 2015-10-18 16:10:03

Newtown Post time: 2015-10-18 12:05
The IQ's of two Chinese guests ?

where did you get such a strange thought ?

Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-18 16:20:55

seneca Post time: 2015-10-18 16:42
Jinping has already let on that he regards this as a slap in his wrinkled face.

Well, Charles' face definitely shows his age, but he should not take this personally, it probably because the Queen did not want to be embarrassed in front of the chief guest Mr. Jinping, it is more about making a favourable impression on China and Mr. Jinping than about junior royalty.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-18 16:22:21

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snowipine Post time: 2015-10-18 18:10
where did you get such a strange thought ?

Newtown's IQ is in the single digits, that's why such thoughts occur to him.
Author: emanreus    Time: 2015-10-18 16:24:44

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-18 16:20
Well, Charles' face definitely shows his age, but he should not take this personally, it probably  ...

To put someone in his place
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 16:49:40

snowipine Post time: 2015-10-18 16:10
where did you get such a strange thought ?

China.
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 16:53:24

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-18 16:22
Newtown's IQ is in the single digits, that's why such thought occur to him.

You should write either "thoughts occur" or "thought occurs" to him O brahmin master of all that is known and unknowable.
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 16:59:46

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-18 16:20
Well, Charles' face definitely shows his age, but he should not take this personally, it probably  ...

"he should not take this personally"

That's good, I am sure that he reads all of your comments on CD most diligently and that he is acutely aware of how perceptive your insights are into his personal psychology. No doubt he is personally very grateful for your attention to his every move, utterance and facial expression. Princes, one and all, we kow tow to your superior brahmin knowledge on this and every subject presently known to humankind.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-18 17:40:59

Newtown Post time: 2015-10-18 18:59
"he should not take this personally"

That's good, I am sure that he reads all of your comments on ...

its only his mum who told him to go to his room when important guests are visiting. that is quite normal with abnormally embarrassing or gaffe prone kids. The UK government and the royal family wants to make sure that he does not do something silly and jeopardize any trade deals. They will probably ask a few other gaffe prone royals to behave within prescribed limits.

Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-18 18:44:55

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-18 17:40
its only his mum who told him to go to his room when important guests are visiting. that is quite  ...

You might be very surprised to know that nobody, and that means absolutely nobody, tells members of the British monarchy what to do or how to behave. The royals are at the top of the tree of their society and not even the Prime Minister would have the cojones to suggest how "his betters" should behave themselves. Such instructions would always be directed "downwards" from the royals to the plebs "beneath" them.

If such an imprimatur ever effectiy existed for the English royal family to comport themselves with utmost  decorum then in fact they would would not be prone to the gaffes which you mention. Thus they are free to make such gaffes whenever and to whoever they wish, leaving their sycophant spin doctors and handmaidens to clean up the mess afterwards. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ( the Queen's husband ), would be first among these "foot-in-mouth" outspoken royals rather than Prince Charles and, as indicated before, no-one would have the temerity to tell this steely old git how to behave. That's the royal prerogative and it's beyond question.

As for yourself pointing out those who are "gaffe prone", to use a well-worn English proverb, that would indeed be akin to the pot calling the kettle black.
Author: snowipine    Time: 2015-10-18 21:35:12

Newtown Post time: 2015-10-18 16:49
China.

wuthering heights or holwerswood's battling cry.
Author: snowipine    Time: 2015-10-18 21:38:54

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-18 16:22
Newtown's IQ is in the single digits, that's why such thoughts occur to him.

really? Our great earth!
Author: Newtown    Time: 2015-10-19 01:59:57

snowipine Post time: 2015-10-18 21:35
wuthering heights or holwerswood's battling cry.

Both.
Author: aa@edward    Time: 2015-10-20 15:01:09

seneca Post time: 2015-10-17 16:41
Can you preach to us common mortals how "to belove" someone? It must be a divine type of erotic co ...

Sorry, you aren't that smart this time thinking of erotic stick in between your bumps that your kind knows best!
Author: aa@edward    Time: 2015-10-20 15:04:47

seneca Post time: 2015-10-17 18:58
I guess the former governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, will be honorably invited. He will accep ...

Oh yes, how did you get so clever this time?  Spot on, fellow! CPC was once considered an as... foe; but is now received by the British Empire from the Queen right down to the ordinary folks! Unfortunately, Chris might feel betrayed, somehow, so sad, fellow!  
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-20 19:22:37

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Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-20 19:37:23

parcher Post time: 2015-10-18 15:22
waiting for prince Philip to put his foot in it..

He never puts his foot in it, he knows exactly what he is doing
Author: die_begierde    Time: 2015-10-20 20:55:33

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-20 19:37
He never puts his foot in it, he knows exactly what he is doing

He knew that ordering Di to be murdered would cause his grandchildren to be raised without a mother. But he ordered it anyway.

Lowest of the low 5kum.
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-21 07:49:26

die_begierde Post time: 2015-10-20 20:55
He knew that ordering Di to be murdered would cause his grandchildren to be raised without a mother ...

Here we go, another pleasant newcomer, no, sorry, ghost.

Where is the evidence of your claim?
Author: yasawakic    Time: 2015-10-21 11:41:04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUyJ5CdqgAE

what a lol scene: a socialist country president wearing mao style clothes in an imperialist castle...

share this little song about the queen.
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-21 20:29:12

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Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-21 20:37:42

seneca Post time: 2015-10-21 20:29
It is our beloved, much missed, always welcome Wahahaha Le Boucher!

Some people never seem to get bored of reinventing themselves, pity they never learn to better themselves
Author: seneca    Time: 2015-10-21 21:33:33

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Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 07:17:50

I suppose the UK royal family is doing its job putting on a show for the visitors to induce them to spend more money in the UK. That is apparently how the royals benefit their country according to a knowledgeable member of CD. Now they must desperately hoping that the Chinese are more impressed than amused.
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 07:39:50

seneca Post time: 2015-10-21 21:33
They invariably betray themselves like a criminal who returns to the scene of his crime only to ca ...

So many as so obvious it is unreal
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 07:42:07

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 07:17
I suppose the UK royal family is doing its job putting on a show for the visitors to induce them to  ...

More cinicism from the Indian Aussie.

Last night I talked to two Chinese students that were bussed in to see the parade with the Queen and Persident Xi, all they talked about was the pomp and ceremony and how good the queen is for someone of her age, she seems to be doing a fine job
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 07:48:50

futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-22 09:42
More cinicism from the Indian Aussie.

Last night I talked to two Chinese students that were busse ...
she seems to be doing a fine job


given that it is her job, she is just doing it... I am sure the Chinese could have been impressed more by a show put on by someone else who does a 'real' job contributing to society. They are of communist persuasion and are more impressed by honest, real workers than antics of people pretending to be superior or royal. However, the Chinese visiting the UK are really tolerant, polite and gracious people who let others be themselves, so long as it is not at their expense. Maybe, even a little bit at their expense, since this whole show is apparently to squeeze some money out of the Chinese.
One cannot really believe the British are putting on this show out of a sudden change in heart in their feelings towards the Chinese as equal 'brothers'.
Even their USAnian 'blood brothers' do not mostly care for Royal shows. They are not even as polite as the Chinese. You should see the way the comedians in the USA tear apart the UK royal family... It is hilarious and probably devastating to the British psyche.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 07:54:26

If the prospect of more money from China is there, would the royal show be even more grand? Would they add more acts?
This is a sad state of affairs. I have lost some of the respect that I did have for the UK political system. Sincere, honest, fair and respectful treatment of people and leaders from other places is more worthy of applause than fake, fancy, glittering displays of loot or ill-gotten wealth. I am sure the Chinese would invest even more if they were treated in that honest fashion than such antics. Sure, they will make deals now that are mutually beneficial, but it would be a different scale and dynamic from real friendship.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 08:03:13

If they wanted to spend a lot of money and impress the visitors, donating the money to a worthy charitable cause (even if it is charity at home) would/should impress any visiting dignitary. Does the UK not have any worthwhile recipients?
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 08:06:55

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 07:48
given that it is her job, she is just doing it... I am sure the Chinese could have been impresse ...

It is her job? Did you not say before that the Queen did nothing?

As to the Americans not liking her, more guff, just visit Buck House for the Changing of the Guard and listen to the accents and the comments from all around, they are mainly from the USA and Japan.

What you are missing is that the Queen never expresses any political views and treats all visiting heads of state with respect.

As your humour consists of adding smileys in the wrong places maybe you are not the best arbitor of any humour
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 08:09:26

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 07:54
If the prospect of more money from China is there, would the royal show be even more grand? Would th ...

you say "I have lost some of the respect that I did have for the UK political system", what respect? The only political system you have expressed respect for before is that of NK, maybe you are being a tad hypocritical?

Oh and congratulations, you managed a whol paragraph without the need for a smiley
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 08:10:58

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 08:03
If they wanted to spend a lot of money and impress the visitors, donating the money to a worthy char ...

Hmmmm, your pet country NK has just had lots of parades, pomp and all that to celebrate its birthday, would that money not have been better used to help charitable cases in NK?
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 08:42:05

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-22 10:10
Hmmmm, your pet country NK has just had lots of parades, pomp and all that to celebrate its birthd ...

So the UK is no better than NK? They have no parasitic royalty and honour real contributors.
At least they are not hypocritical and lecture others. They are actually better overall in this issue !
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 08:46:23

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 08:42
So the UK is no better than NK?
At least they are not hypocritical and lecture others. They are ac ...

You are getting silly again. You accuse a country you do not like of getting it wrong but when pointed out that your favourite country also does this you fudge the issue, are you for real?

UK has centuries of tradition behind these spectacles, NK does not.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 08:49:26

futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-22 10:09
you say "I have lost some of the respect that I did have for the UK political system", what respec ...

There are aspects of the British system I do have respect for. You don't often give me an opportunity to comment on those. You are very good at presenting opportunities for anyone to point out  the UK 's glaring flaws.
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 08:52:53

futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-22 10:46
You are getting silly again. You accuse a country you do not like of getting it wrong but when poi ...
UK has centuries of tradition behind these spectacles, NK does not.

Those are somethings the UKians should be ashamed of when it comes to its Royalty or the policies they made or in their name.  NK has a t history it can be proud of and not ashamed of.
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Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 09:05:50

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 08:49
There are aspects of the British system I do have respect for. You don't often give me an opportun ...

Hmm, blame me then? I have seen many posts on many threads to many other posters and have yet to see a positive comment about the UK in any of them
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 09:07:02

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 08:52
Those are somethings the UKians should be ashamed of when it comes to its Royalty or the policies ...

So a bit of ceremony is to be ashamed of and starving and repressing people is to be aplauded, a strange notion if I may be so bold.
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seneca Post time: 2015-10-22 09:02
But these ghosts also are single-topic posters. They have no interest in anything but their favour ...

Or in just being general spoilers
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-22 09:08:22

seneca Post time: 2015-10-22 09:04
Europeans are much more impressed by Jinping's need for pomp and ceremony, knowing that his comm ...

He should be an expert, he has oten told me of his invites to The Great Hall and of his penthouse along side it
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Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-22 14:11:35

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-22 11:05
Hmm, blame me then? I have seen many posts on many threads to many other posters and have yet to s ...

If you went over your exchanges with me on CD  with an intelligent, sensible,  patriotic British friend who can understand the English that I write and you are open-minded enough to listen to some home truths,  you may understand my post that you are referring to.  You may understand how you create and provide me with opportunities and in fact guide me to point out the worst aspects of British arrogance or ignorance,  and not provide much scope to share my positive views about the UK and its people.
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-23 11:48:32

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-22 14:11
If you went over your exchanges with me on CD  with an intelligent, sensible,  patriotic British f ...

I ask you to point out some of those posts and then compare them to the posts where you blame the UK for everything including most of the woes in present day India
Author: KIyer    Time: 2015-10-23 15:48:17

This post was edited by KIyer at 2015-10-23 17:49
futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-23 13:48
I ask you to point out some of those posts and then compare them to the posts where you blame the  ...

Do your own homework if you want to learn something , else,  live with your ignorance.
Author: futsanglung    Time: 2015-10-23 17:30:00

KIyer Post time: 2015-10-23 15:48
Do your own homework if you want to learn something , else,  live with your ignorance.

The answer of a person that has no answer, is this another trick you learned from Robert?

The short answer is there are no such posts and well you know it




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