Boris Johnson declares he is ‘fervently Sinophile’ as UK woos China

Can’t help being a Brit-Trump – say anything-do anything to look good… at the moment…

PM seeks to strengthen UK trade ties with Beijing at No 10 roundtable despite Uighur abuses

The UK is seeking to strengthen its economic and trade links with China after Boris Johnson stated he was “fervently Sinophile” and determined to improve ties “whatever the occasional political difficulties”.

The prime minister’s remarks at a Downing Street roundtable with Chinese businesses are likely to infuriate backbenchers in his Conservative party who want the government to take a tougher approach to Beijing’s human rights abuses.

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