Chinese premier congratulates new British PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a video speech at a New Year banquet held by Britain's 48 Group Club on Feb 3, 2021. (RAO AIMIN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has sent a message to Liz Truss to congratulate her on taking office as British prime minister.

In his message, Li said the healthy and stable development of China-Britain relations is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples.

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China is willing to work with Britain to advance the bilateral relationship along the right track towards long-term stability on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, he said.