David Cameron

Britain and West can bring jobs, factories back from Asia, Cameron to say at Davos

If David Cameron has his way, perhaps replicas of a royal engagement ring will be made in British rather than Chinese factories. Photo: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use a speech at Davos on Friday to say Britain and the West have an opportunity to boost their economic fortunes by luring back jobs and factories from Asia, a trend he says is already under way.

Friday, 24 January, 2014, 3:26pm

China Merchants Securities taps British market

Merchants Securities in Beijing.

China Merchants Securities, one of the mainland’s oldest and largest securities houses, has set up a subsidiary in Britain to expand into global capital and commodities markets, with a focus on derivatives – at a time when Western rivals are trying to scale back from a business that often comes with high profits and equally high risks.

12 Dec 2013 - 1:45am

'Forget French, learn Chinese,' David Cameron urges as he ends China trip

David Cameron speaks with children at a primary school in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua

Forget French, it’s time to learn Putonghua, said David Cameron as he wrapped up a visit to China on Thurday, accompanied by six government ministers and the largest trade mission ever led by a British prime minister.

5 Dec 2013 - 7:46pm 2 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron backs China to 'realise its dream'

David Cameron and Li Keqiang have a private word as they arrive for a deal-signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People. Photo: EPA

Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister David Cameron oversaw the signing of business deals yesterday ranging from high-speed rail projects to nuclear power, while leaving contentious human rights issues on the sidelines.

3 Dec 2013 - 12:52pm 8 comments

I’m backing China, says David Cameron as he arrives in Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shows the way for British Prime Minister David Cameron during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing December 2, 2013. Photo: Reuters

Britain will act as China’s strongest advocate in the west, British prime minister, David Cameron, declared last night as he flew into Beijing pledging to lead a “dialogue of mutual respect and understanding”.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:24pm 4 comments

Cameron tweets in Mandarin on Weibo for China trip

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Reuters

British Prime Minister David Cameron has joined Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, and posted his first message ahead of a visit to Beijing, Downing Street said Saturday.

1 Dec 2013 - 9:08am 1 comment

Cameron tightens Britain's migrant benefit rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament. Photo: AP

Britain will tighten migrant benefit rules due to concerns over migration levels from Bulgaria and Romania when restrictions are lifted on January 1.

27 Nov 2013 - 9:05pm

Britain's Conservatives worried about rise of UK Independence Party

British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the country's EU membership and put it to a referendum .Photo: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party is increasingly nervous about the threat posed by the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP), which could split the centre-right vote and deny the Tories victory at the 2015 general election.

1 Oct 2013 - 9:57pm

Britain names soldier killed in London attack

A picture of victim Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is displayed with flowers near the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

24 May 2013 - 4:22am 1 comment

'British soldier' butchered in broad daylight in suspected London terrorist attack

One of the suspected assailants with bloodied hands at the scene attack in Woolwich. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two men wielding knives and a gun murdered a man believed to be a British soldier near a London barracks on Wednesday, before delivering an Islamist tirade to passers-by.

23 May 2013 - 9:35am 14 comments

Cameron calls security emergency after brutal killing on London street

Police at the scene of the attack in London. Photo: SCMP Pictures

One person was killed and at least two people were wounded in a violent attack near a military barracks in London, British officials said yesterday. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency security meeting in response.

23 May 2013 - 4:08am 1 comment

British PM David Cameron ‘proud’ of gay marriage bill but economy now focus

Anti-gay marriage demonstrators listen to a speech by a fellow activist as they gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was proud MPs had voted to back gay marriage but admitted the debate has been divisive and said his focus would now be on economic matters.

22 May 2013 - 9:43pm

Afghan interpreters to get British visas

Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan have won their fight for the right to stay in Britain. Photo: AP

Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday.

22 May 2013 - 3:25pm

Who said it?

Benigno Aquino

We have a clear message to the world: The Philippines is for Filipinos and we have the capability to resist bullies

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on a military upgrade


Even if I wanted to retire at this moment, the whole conglomerate should be able to do very well

Li Ka-shing on his future


22 May 2013 - 2:53am

Growing revolt by Tory MPs against British PM David Cameron

David Cameron

Downing Street will be warned by senior Conservatives that a sea change is under way in the parliamentary party as growing numbers of MPs decide that Prime Minister David Cameron is a liability, amid a revolt over the issue of gay marriage.

22 May 2013 - 3:57am