Chinese president and wife disembark from plane
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Chinese president starts landmark trade visit to Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping has started his long-awaited tour of Europe in which he will attend a nuclear summit and meet European leaders in the hope of signing a series of trade deals.

There are reports suggesting the Chinese government will place a large order for Airbus jets - but reaching a deal between European leaders and their Chinese counterpart is often challenging.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

Go to next video: China president visits Indonesia