Relations thawed, it seems we cannot do enough to impress China, perhaps fearful of being frozen out again. The sight of a communist party leader being wheeled down the Mall in a gilded carriage shows just how far the UK has gone to repair the damage of recent years.
They're selling chocolate bunnies for Easter (already!), but they might also be interested to note that the bunny is also a part of Mid-Autumn Festival in China, as is the full moon and the goddess Chang'e.
Fifty-two days after the main Umbrella Movement 'occupy' camp was cleared, Hong Kong protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a pro-democracy rally. Organisers say 13,000 took part, whilst police estimated that 6,600 were present.