Boris Johnson was speaking ahead of an investment conference in London on Tuesday designed to boost investment into the United Kingdom and just a fortnight before he hosts the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Photo: EPA-EFE
Boris Johnson was speaking ahead of an investment conference in London on Tuesday designed to boost investment into the United Kingdom and just a fortnight before he hosts the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese investment in UK welcome despite tensions, overtures won’t be ‘pitchforked away’, Johnson says

  • Decisions to bar Chinese investment in Britain and condemnation of China’s human-rights record have soured relations with Beijing over the last few years
  • UK imports from China amounted to £67.6 billion (US$93 billion) in the year until June, making China the UK’s third largest trading partner

Topic |   China-UK relations
Boris Johnson was speaking ahead of an investment conference in London on Tuesday designed to boost investment into the United Kingdom and just a fortnight before he hosts the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Photo: EPA-EFE
Boris Johnson was speaking ahead of an investment conference in London on Tuesday designed to boost investment into the United Kingdom and just a fortnight before he hosts the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Photo: EPA-EFE
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