China's Vice President arrives in Ireland

China's Vice President Xi Jinping has landed at Shannon airport.

China's Vice President arrives in Ireland

China's Vice President Xi Jinping has landed at Shannon airport.

Trade with China is already worth €8bn to Ireland, and it is hoped the visit might draw further investment to Ireland.

During his stay, Xi Jinping will take in a Riverdance performance in Dublin, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher and a stop at a dairy farm in Co Clare.

Later this evening, he will meet members of Shannon Development, before attending a dinner at Bunratty Castle.

Chief executive of Shannon Development Dr Vincent Cunnane said: "The trade between Ireland and China is increasing both ways. It's a case of presenting ourselves as an ideal entry point into the European market for Chinese goods and servcies."

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