LONDON: China’s ambassador to the UK has said that the “UK needs Chinese investment”.
Liu Xiaoming was speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show the day before the start of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK.
He said the expected deal to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point was “in the best interests of Britain and also in the interest of partnership between China and UK”.
“UK people want to have a better life, want to have clean energy,” he said.
President Xi told the Reuters news agency: “The UK has stated that it will be the Western country that is most open to China. This is a visionary and strategic choice that fully meets Britain’s own long-term interest.”