Linda Mills with you on this Monday, April 18th 2017
Welcome to the Beijing Hour, coming to you live from the Chinese capital.
Coming up on our program
Xi to attend opening ceremony of Belt and Road forum
China to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe by year end
Theresa May announces snap elections in the UK
In the second half of our program in-depth discussions
senior official says U.S. not seeking conflict with N.Korea The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge one step closer to completion
And an interview with China's ambassador to Syria
All of that and more to come in the next 60 minutes - it's one and a half minutes past the hour.