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China: Foreign Relations

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 183960, tabled on 25 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made on improving relations between the UK and China.

Answered on

1 November 2018

The Prime Minister’s visit to China in January opened a new chapter in what has become known as the ‘Golden Era’ in UK-China relations. The recent meeting between the Prime Minister and Premier Li at the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in October emphasised the broad mutual benefit from the relationship. Our aim is to maintain a strong partnership which supports economic growth for both countries and helps to tackle global challenges. This stronger partnership should mean we can have frank discussions on issues where we disagree.