George Osborne

Why Britain and China should stick together

Today I’ve been at the Shanghai Stock Exchange – the epicentre of the volatility that spooked global markets over the summer.

I deliberately chose to come here because I wanted to make sure this simple message would be heard in both our country and China: through the ups and downs, Britain and China should stick together. 

Indeed the constant refrain of my five-day tour – with one of the broadest, most ambitious British delegations of recent years – is that China can count on Britain to be its best partner in the West.

That means Beijing choosing London as its bridge to Western...

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