Rishi Sunak: UK's 'golden era' with China over
LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared Monday that the UK's "golden era" of ties with China was over in his first major speech on foreign policy, describing China's growing as a "systemic challenge to our values and interests."
But Sunak stopped short of calling China a threat, disappointing China hawks in his Conservative Party who had until recently expected him to class China as a "threat" to UK security as part of an update of the government's foreign and defense policies.
In his speech to the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, Sunak said the UK would stand up to global competitors like China — "not with grand rhetoric but with robust pragmatism" and by boosting its ties with like-minded global allies including the US, Canada, Australia and Japan.
"We recognize China poses a systemic challenge to our values and interests, a challenge that grows more acute as it moves towards even greater ....," he said.
Interestingly, his Allies are US, Australia, Canada and Japan. Isn't it an indication that India doesn't share their values and, probably a threat in the future?
Hypocrite US and WEST should repent for colluding with China for last three decades to suppress the Bharat development and growth. Hell with them. Now Karma has made them to (i) realize their past sin, and (ii)knee before India. Jai Hind.
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My dear friend, I am already in much better place and leading a decent life. Thanks for your concern.
These Confucius Institutes in the UK are a mistake. They are surreptitiously used to peddle and build up China favouring news and opinions. MI6 have warned several times in the past about China cultivating contacts in the higher echelons of British politics to sway opinion and policy. What can be more urgent than something red flagged by the intelligence agency?
The British government created the expression "the goldern era with China" and now they take it back, funny.
Did we have a golden era?
What about India thought Rich Boy Rishi. What about hiding tax abroad. He won’t close that loophole.
Sunak thinks other countries still care what Britain thinks on the world stage.
He wants to move trades to India. To his family business
He should be focusing on improving the life of British people, instead of ... which he never visited.
The British literally in many sense always follow the US footsteps in its relationship with China. Anyways, the tone can always swiftly change when opportunities arise for financial or economical gains. Why doesn't he simply say cut all ties with China if he has the guts
Because he doesn’t have the guts.
Sunak’s glory days of becoming the PM will soon be over!
When they start talking like that, wonder, is war around the corner? It's like they are preparing the ground and justification,
I love this man at least he have balls to speak truth
UK's "golden era" was over since the end of WWII.
Speaking on behalf of his masters
The golden era of British empire is long gone. The golden era of China is here.
Rishi doesn't know what he's talking about.
This is hilarious. This man is a joker.