London: Britain and China discussed differences over human rights and their approach to repression in Syria on Monday, but planned to seal trade deals worth 1 billion pounds.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and senior ministers held talks in London with Prime Minister David Cameron on the final day of a three-day visit to Britain.
In a statement, Cameron's office said the summit would include talks on how to increase Britain's trade with China, and secure opportunities for UK companies in rapidly expanding regional cities outside Beijing.
Cameron, who led a major delegation to Beijing last November, sees trade with China as a key part of his strategy to boost Britain's economic growth.
"China's rapid economic rise is good news for the UK It means more money flowing into our economies and has the potential to create more jobs and investment opportunities for British business at home and in China," Cameron's office said.
Cameron's office confirmed that the British leader planned to raise China's human rights record during the summit.
The UK has previously raised concern over the plight of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo, and the detention and prosecution of other political activists.
Britain has also been at odds with China over the international community's response to Syria's crackdown on protesters.
Earlier this month, China boycotted UN Security Council talks aimed at drafting a resolution condemning the violent reprisals against opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime.
The talks are an "opportunity to engage with China on human rights," Cameron's office said.