China’s Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming warned nations against engaging in “gunboat diplomacy” in an article published by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming warned nations against engaging in “gunboat diplomacy” in an article published by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese ambassador issues veiled warning to Britain against engaging in ‘gunboat diplomacy’

  • Article by Liu Xiaoming in The Daily Telegraph says countries should not use freedom of navigation as excuse to flex their military muscle
  • Commentary comes after British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said last month that navy would send aircraft carrier to the Pacific to challenge China

China’s Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming warned nations against engaging in “gunboat diplomacy” in an article published by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming warned nations against engaging in “gunboat diplomacy” in an article published by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Photo: Xinhua
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