China warns Britain not to bring up human rights during Xi Jinping’s visit because he would be offended

China warns Britain not to bring up human rights during Xi Jinping’s visit because he would be offended

This is worth a read. The Jeremy Corbyn threats are well known. BUT the Prince of Wales boycott because he’s a friend of the Dalai Lama is new.

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China News

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China provided instructions to the British government ahead of President Xi Jinping‘s state visit to London Oct. 20-23, advising leaders to refrain from raising the issue of human rights.

China’s ambassador to Britain, Liu Xiaoming, pointed out that good relations hang in the balance, and that Xi’s visit is expected to “herald a golden era for the relationship,” The Guardian reported.

“We don’t shy away from talking about human rights. What we are against is to use human rights to interfere with other countries’ internal affairs and to try to impose your own system on to others,” Liu said at a press conference Thursday. The ambassador said Xi would feel offended if human rights were raised as a topic of discussion.

Liu’s remarks come after three years of efforts at Downing Street to improve relations with Beijing. In 2012, relations hit a new low when…

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Cyprus-China relations enter new phaseCyprusNewsReport.Com

Map of Cyprus with EU flag

Map of Cyprus with EU flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this article, relations between Cyprus and China have entered a new phase with obvious political will to strengthen relations further.

Source:  Cyprus-China relations enter new phaseCyprusNewsReport.Com

Chinese investors are increasingly to be seen in Cyprus. Up to now, they have been attracted by real estate, which provides wealthy Chinese with easy access to the rest of the EU. However, Chinese investors, like the Russians and other big international investors are casting their eyes over a couple of dozen large scale investments projects in Cyprus. But the real prize will be offshore gas and oil. If one throws in the increased probability of a political settlement with Turkey, Cyprus could well be set for a boom, once again.

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