"First and foremost, I'm serving my country and my party". It was helpful, then that China's television has told the prime minister that her nickname there is "Auntie May".
The main opposition Labour Party is trying to force the government into handing over the report, entitled "EU Exit Analysis - Cross Whitehall Briefing" and dated January 2018, by using an ancient parliamentary procedure.
Part of those arrangements includes China ending its ban on British beef products, while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also vowed on Wednesday to further open the market to British products, specifically "higher-quality agricultural products".
Earlier in the day, May visited the Forbidden City - former home of China's emperors - as well as hosting a business reception at the British embassy.
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It's not just academics, diplomats and journalists who have talked up the wider significance of North Korea's involvement. Keep in mind that some events will take place before the Opening Ceremony because the schedule just gets too packed.
The leaked document said new trade deals with the U.S., China, India and others would not make up for the lost revenue from the EU. The Chinese leader is hoping Britain will endorse his flagship Belt and Road Initiative, a multi-billion dollar project aimed at reviving the ancient Silk Road trade routes between Asia and Europe.
The British government, however, has been less sanguine about the project, with May's spokesman saying that while the idea holds promise, it is "vital that BRI projects meet global standards".
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) also last week urged the Government to ensure it remains in the customs union after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union to protect jobs.
"Brexit is a situation that both our countries face", he said.
"We have just witnessed the extraordinary scene of a serving minister telling the House that, whatever analysis his own department comes up with, he simply won't believe it".
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Spurs were comfortable but were unable to break down the solid back line of Newport , who were cheered on by 7200 travelling fans. Newport almost delivered the shock of the fourth round with an improbable victory over Tottenham in the match at Rodney Parade.
But business is the focus of her trip.
After May took over from David Cameron as Tory leader in 2016, she paused China's involvement in the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor development, amid concern over involving the Chinese government in critical, security-sensitive infrastructure.
He said the UK would be able to "roll over" 40 existing trade deals it is part of as an European Union member, as well as reaching its own arrangements with the likes of the United States, India and China.
With Brexit about to plunge Britain into its most significant economic upheaval since World War Two, relations with China are set to become increasingly important as May's government looks to develop markets outside the EU.
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According to the company , it will cost just $90 million per launch, a fraction of the price of similar heavy-lift rockets. The 37-word exchange between the two billionaire businessmen is a step forward in their shaky relationship.
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