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UK prime minister Theresa May has arrived in China with the largest business delegation her government has taken on an overseas trip as she seeks to put her Brexit troubles aside and make progress on boosting British trade

epa06487213 An honor stands at attention for the arrival of British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May in Wuhan, China, 31 January 2018. May is leading the largest business delegation her government has ever taken overseas as she seeks to put her Brexit troubles aside and make progress on boosting British trade. EPA/CHRIS RATCLIFFE / POOL
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An honour guard stands at attention either side of the red carpet laid out for British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip on their arrival in Wuhan, a city of 10m people in central China

Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip arrive at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Hubei, China, ahead of a business delegation to encourage post-Brexit investment in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 31, 2018. See PA story POLITICS China. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Theresa May and her husband, Philip, descend from the steps of the Royal Air Force aircraft after arrival in Wuhan

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 31: Members of the public gather to see British Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes an environmental visit to the Yangtze River on January 31, 2018 in Wuhan, China. Mrs May is being accompanied by a business delegation during her three-day visit to China. Mrs May will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and President Xi to discuss matters including the environment, Investment, Education, Hong Kong and North Korea. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Members of the public gather to see Theresa May as she makes a visit to the banks of the Yangtze river in Wuhan

Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, center, leaves after speaking with environmental experts during a visit to the Yangtze river in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. May arrived in China seeking to balance her desire to build a powerful post-Brexit trade relationship with a clutch of political concerns. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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The UK prime minister, centre, getting ready to leave after meeting with environmental experts after her visit to the Yangtze

British Prime Minister Theresa May interacts with Chinese youth during a tour to the UK-China Spirit of Youth Festival in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
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Mrs May chats to a couple of young women during a tour to the UK-China Spirit of Youth Festival in Wuhan

British Prime Minister Theresa May, accompanied by Chen Yixin, the Communist Party boss of Wuhan, watch an opera show during a tour to the ancient Huanghelou Tower in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. Photo via Newscom
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Theresa May, accompanied by Chen Yixin, the Communist Party boss in Wuhan, on their way to watch an opera performance during a tour to the city’s ancient Huanghelou (Yellow Crane) Tower

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 31: Chinese Opera performers wait to entertain British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May as part of a cultural event at the Yellow Crane Tower on January 31, 2018 in Wuhan, China. Mrs May is being accompanied by a business delegation during her three-day visit to China. Mrs May will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and President Xi to discuss matters including the environment, Investment, Education, Hong Kong and North Korea. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Chinese performers wait to entertain Mrs May as and her husband Philip May as part of the Huanghelou Tower cultural event

British Prime Minister Theresa May applause to a performer after she watches an opera show with her husband Philip May during a tour to the ancient Huanghelou Tower in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
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Mrs May shows her appreciation to one of the performers at the Huanghelou Tower

A member of staff appears from behind curtains before the visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A member of staff checks on preparations from behind some curtains at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing before the visit of Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, second from left, review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Mrs May and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, second from left, review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

epa06487519 British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talk as they wait for documents to be signed during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of The People in Beijing, China, 31 January 2018. May is leading the largest business delegation her government has ever taken overseas as she seeks to put her Brexit troubles aside and make progress on boosting Britain's trade. EPA/CHRIS RATCLIFFE / POOL
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Theresa May and Li Keqiang talk as they wait for documents to be prepared during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of The People

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