Britain warned on JLG

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 July, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 July, 1995, 12:00am

BRITAIN was yesterday warned that introducing laws and policies to try to tackle post-1997 problems would create 'new obstacles' for the Joint Liaison Group (JLG).

The statement, from Vice-Premier Qian Qichen, came as the Legislative Council prepared to decide the mandatory provident fund scheme's fate today.

'Britain is creating new obstacles through continually passing legislation in the Legislative Council while old problems remain,' Mr Qian said.

'This is to create disturbances despite the Joint Liaison Group working hard to solve problems, which can never be sorted out if 10 new questions are raised when five have been settled.' Mr Qian hoped his visit to London in October would help relations move in a 'normal' direction.

'What normal means is that historical problems can be solved while Sino-British relations improve,' he said.