Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron visit a pub for drinks after meetings at the Prime Minister's retreat, Chequers Court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) After three days meetings, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese President Xi Jinping relaxed on Thursday (October 22) over a traditional pub dinner of fish and chips. Cameron took a break from the formalities of hosting the state visit to take Communist Party General Secretary Xi to The Plough at Cadsden, near his official country residence at Chequers, for a fish and chip supper washed down with a pint of Green King India Pale Ale. "I dropped into The Plough at Cadsden for a pint of IPA and some fish and chips with China's President Xi," Cameron said on Twitter. Cameron was shown buying Xi a pint. Both leaders were later shown without neckties holding half-drunk pints of ale and chatting with locals. Cameron has hailed a "golden era" in relations with China as he pitches Britain as the pre-eminent Western gateway for investment from China. However, the warmth of the reception for Xi has raised some eyebrows with allies and drawn criticism that London is ignoring China's human rights record.