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Members of an honor guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingRead more

British Prime Minister David Cameron Visits China

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Chinese premier Li Keqiang and David Cameron, UK prime minister, talk during a signing ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People. Beijing, China.

A member of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is seen behind a curtain before a welcoming ceremony for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang (both not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China

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A member of the People’s Liberation Army is seen behind a curtain before a welcoming ceremony for Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is meeting his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Members of a Chinese honour guard prepar...Members of a Chinese honour guard prepare for the arrival of Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 21,2013.  Simpson-Miller is on a visit to China from August 20 to 25.      AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, and Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Ms Simpson-Miller’s visit to China ends on August 25 Read more

TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare f...TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of the Vice President of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza Montserrat and Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 18, 2013. Montserrat is on a visit to China from July 17 to 21  AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, vice president of Venezuela, and Li Yuanchao, vice president of China, during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 18 2013. Mr Montserrat is on a visit to China from July 17-21. Read more

An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Beijing...An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 19, 2013.

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An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.