David Cameron has decided to push for free trade with China as he flew into the country on a trade mission with more than 100 business leaders from the UK.
China-EU trade deal
The Prime Minister promised to create a “partnership for growth and reform,” as well as put his “full political weight” behind a proposed deal to free up trading between the European Union and China.
Cameron is due to hold meetings with premier Li Keqiang on a separate China-UK agreement that is said to be worth £1.8 billion a year.
Writing in the Chinese weekly publication Caixin, Cameron said Britain will act as China’s strongest supporter in the west.
Long term relations
During the first day of his second visit to China as prime minister, he is expected to appear at the official opening of a new academy in Beijing for training salesmen, service staff, and technicians for the Jaguar Land Rover project.
He will sign a £4.5bn deal to provide 100,000 vehicles to the National Sales company next year.