British PM vows to boost relations with China

Britain remained “open for business” and committed to maintain the “Golden Era” relations with China, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Meeting a delegation headed by Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai in London for the eighth China-Britain Economic and Financial Dialogue, May noted the dialogue is an important part of the China-Britain relations.

May said the British people will build a truly global Britain that is open for business as the country is leaving the European Union. She also expected more Chinese enterprises to invest in Britain.

Ma said that during May’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hangzhou earlier this year, the two leaders agreed that their countries have entered a period of “Golden Era” relations.

The year 2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Britain, Ma noted. China is willing to work with Britain to further promote political mutual trust, pragmatic cooperation, and the development of “a global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century” between the two countries.

Ma stressed that members of the World Trade Organization are obligated to fulfill the “Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China to the World Trade Organization.”

China hopes that Britain will take a fair position on the issue and pushes for fulfilling its obligations neatly and cleanly in due time, Ma added.

Ma traveled to Britain to co-chair the eighth China-Britain Economic and Financial Dialogue with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. He is also going to attend the fourth China-France High-Level Economic and Financial Dialogue in France.

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