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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's remarks on British PM's visit to China
2018/02/02

Q: According to reports, the British Prime Minister's Office confirmed that when Prime Minister Theresa May meets with President Xi Jinping this afternoon, the present that she plans to give President Xi is the Blue Planet II, a documentary series produced by the BBC. Some people believe that the significance of this gift lies in that China is playing an increasingly important role in global environmental affairs, especially after the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. What is your comment on this gift and the significance behind it?

A: I think you are better-informed than me. I really have no idea what present Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to give President Xi this afternoon. As to your question about why Prime Minister Theresa May chose this gift, you'd better ask relevant British officials.

We all know that in recent years, China has played an important and positive role in addressing climate change. We are willing to continue with our positive efforts to better tackle climate change and protect our planet along with other members of the international community.

This afternoon, President Xi will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, and so will Chairman Zhang Dejiang of the NPC Standing Committee. The relevant press release will be issued in a timely manner. We hope that, through Prime Minister Theresa May's visit, China and the UK could step up mutual trust and expand practical cooperation in various areas. As her visit proceeds to this stage, you must have felt the strong and positive willingness on the British side to enhance all-around cooperation with China. We believe that stronger China-UK practical cooperation in various areas will definitely benefit the two sides.

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