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The Rise Of China: Eight Ways The Middle Kingdom Is Beating The United Kingdom

16/06/2014 15:03 BST | Updated 16/06/2014 15:59 BST
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang shake hands after delivering their statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)

Chinese premier Li Kequiang is visiting Britain for a three-day visit, in which he is set to seal at least £17 billion worth of deals and hold talks on a variety of issues.

Coalition ministers have already moved to relax visa rules to help attract businesses and students from China, now the world's second largest economy.

China's massive business interests in Britain are already known, with former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott admitting that the UK was going "cap in hand" to China.

So how dominant is China? HuffPost UK presents eight ways the Middle Kingdom is beating Britain.

8 Ways China Beats Britain