The building of a new nuclear power station in Britain will go ahead after China agreed to invest billions in buying significant stakes in Britain's industry, energy firm EDF has confirmed.
For £6 billion, the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) will take on a 33 per cent share of a new nuclear power station in Hinckley Point, Somerset - which will cost some £18bn in total.
CGN will also take on a 20 per cent stake in a nuclear project at Sizewell in Suffolk, helping build two more Areva-designed EPR reactors, and EDF has agreed to help the firm build a Chinese-designed nuclear reactor at a site in Bradwell, in which they will have a 66.5 per cent stake.
EDF said it may sell another 15 per cent stake in Hinkley Point to another partner at a point in future, but would keep a majority.
And the energy company said it will retain a 33.5 per cent stake in the Bradwell project.
President Xi Jinping posed for a selfie with the PM and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero during a visit to the Etihad Stadium.
David Cameron and the Chinese President will rub shoulders with football royalty on a tour to Manchester.
The Prime Minister has taken China's President Xi to his local pub for a pint and some fish and chips.