This is an interesting article in China’s Global Times. It’s a RECOMMENDED READ, in my view. Check it out!
UK unwise to interfere in HK elections – OP-ED – Globaltimes.cn.
Given that David Cameron has upset the Chinese administration a number of times in his three years in office, he would be wise to think carefully about any comments on the Hong Kong elections; all comments should be carefully risk assessed against the benefit case from trade with China. Because of David Cameron’s inopportune comments on foreign policy, the UK has been penalized in trade deals with China, with Germany, France and, of course, the US reaping enormous financial rewards. In effect, China has apparently punished the UK for some of David Cameron’s decisions.
Ultimately, there is only one view on the Hong Kong elections that matters and that is the position of the Chinese Government. In my view, it is important to face the new geo-political fault lines, focus on the future, not the past, building consensus with China.
Let me turn this to an open question:
How should the UK Government properly respond to the forthcoming Hong Kong elections, given both the UK’s history and aspiring trading links with China?
via UK unwise to interfere in HK elections – OP-ED – Globaltimes.cn.