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Pointless stunts by Britain’s anti-China rabble of MPs will have no real influence on Beijing-London relations

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16.09.2021

Nearly six years ago, Chinese leader Xi Jinping addressed the House of Commons, heralding what David Cameron’s government described as “the golden era” of relations with China.

Yesterday, in contrast, the Chinese ambassador was banned from attending a House of Commons event by Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle following a coordinated complaint by Nus Ghani, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Neil O’Brien, Tim Loughton and Tom Tugenhadt, five MPs who had been blacklisted by Beijing in retaliation for sanctions the UK placed on officials in Xinjiang earlier this year. Two peers from the House of Lords also wrote to the speaker, who said China’s representatives weren’t welcome to visit the chamber until the sanctions were lifted.

Allowing the Chinese Ambassador on to the estate would've been an insult to Parliament. The principled stand by the Speaker & Lord Speaker stands up for freedom of speech, supporting those parliamentarians who have been sanctioned by China. https://t.co/mbxEhYmchH via @YouTube

The group was targeted deliberately because they are recognised as the most fanatical anti-China MPs in parliament, and have been persistent in their attempts to disrupt Beijing’s relationship with Britain by way of Cold War-style posturing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in contrast, has been eager to maintain economic ties with China, but has faced difficulties due to the new strategic environment caused by the changing preferences of the United States, and this parliamentary circus of largely right-wing MPs who have decided to replace Europe with China as their main enemy, now that Brexit has been secured.

China’s Embassy........

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