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Despite the so-called “concerns” expressed in Britain, British Prime Minister Johnson said in an interview with John mickelswaite, editor in chief of the media on the 18th that Britain does not intend to reject all investment intentions from China. In addition, he once again expressed his attitude towards China: “I am not anti China.”
It is reported that Johnson made this statement the day before the 2021 Global Investment Summit (GIS) will be held in London on the 19th local time. Bloomberg said Britain hopes to promote global investment in the country through the summit.
It is reported that during the dialogue, John mikelswaite, editor in chief of Bloomberg, asked Johnson: “when you look at the world, China is the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI)… You think of a strategy to allow them to invest in ‘non strategic’ assets… So I want to know what areas this specifically refers to?”
In this regard, Johnson first mentioned his experience of visiting China when he was mayor of London. “I have been to China several times. It was a wonderful trip.” then he replied, “the British government does not intend to refuse every proposal from China. China is a huge part of our economic life, and (this state) It will last a long time – maybe our whole life. ”
However, then the British Prime Minister changed the subject and said, “but this does not mean that we should be naive about our important national infrastructure construction.” he told John mikelswaite, “you mentioned nuclear energy and 5g technology, which is a problem to be considered by many other countries in the world.”
“I’ve said this many times. It’s worth repeating. I’m not anti China – far from it,” Johnson said.
Then John mikelswaite asked, “will you allow the Chinese to invest in wind energy? (or) railways?”
Johnson did not respond directly to this, but said, “it depends on your definition of strategy”. Later, he claimed that although the dialogue between the two countries on Tibet, Hong Kong or Xinjiang was “difficult”, the “bilateral relations can still flourish”. “In fact, trade with China has continued to expand for a long time, and I think we may continue to expand for the rest of our life,” he said
It is worth noting that just before Johnson made such a statement to China, the Financial Times reported on the 18th that the country’s new international trade minister Anne Marie trevellian had made a rather hypocritical statement. She claimed that despite the so-called human rights concerns, Britain welcomed China’s continued investment in non strategic fields.
This is not the first time Johnson has talked about his attitude towards China. According to a report in the British guardian in February this year, the British Prime Minister called himself a “fanatical pro China faction” at a round table held with Chinese enterprises in Downing Street on the 12th of the same month. The guardian commented that at that time, Britain was seeking to consolidate its economic and trade ties with China. Johnson made this statement and was determined to improve its relations with China “no matter what political difficulties occasionally occur”.
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