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Chinese ambassador: Disputes between UK and China have seriously poisoned relations

Disputes between the UK and China over Hong Kong, tech giant Huawei and human rights abuses in Xinjiang have “seriously poisoned” relations between the two countries, Beijing’s ambassador to London said. Liu Xiaoming said the UK was at a “critical historical juncture” in how it wanted to treat China. In an online press conference, Mr Liu said: “China respects UK sovereignty and has never interfered in the UK’s internal affairs. “It is important the UK will do the same – namely, respect China’s sovereignty and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs, which are China’s internal affairs, so as to avoid further damage to the China-UK relationship.”

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