As part of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang expressed these ideas to his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak.
Li Qiang also called to promote the construction of an open world economy and maintain the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.
China’s prime minister asked the UK not to mix economic and trade cooperation with political and security issues.
This is aligned with China’s criticism of the United States for abusing the concept of national security, which the US generalizes and enforces in areas such as trade to coerce foreign companies.
China’s Foreign Ministry has repeatedly demanded that Washington respect and abide by the principles of market economy and fair competition.
Lately, British Foreign Minister James Claverly arrived in Beijing and became the first high-ranking minister from that country to visit China in five years.