(From left) Britain's Prince Philip stands alongside China's First Lady, Peng Liyuan, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and China's President Xi Jinping during the mainland leader’s state visit to Britain in October. Photo: AFP

China says more Western countries will follow Britain to improve ties

British government has strengthened financial and diplomatic ties with Beijing, saying it can achieve more by raising issues such as human rights behind the scenes than by publicly hectoring mainland

Topic |   Xi Jinping's UK state visit
(From left) Britain's Prince Philip stands alongside China's First Lady, Peng Liyuan, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and China's President Xi Jinping during the mainland leader’s state visit to Britain in October. Photo: AFP
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