July 13, 2020 / 7:21 AM / 23 days ago

UK-China relationship must be honest if it is to survive - UK minister

Britain's Secretary of State of Justice Robert Buckland is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s relationship with China must be honest if it is to survive, justice minister Robert Buckland said on Monday, when asked about Hong Kong, Huawei and the future of Chinese investment in British infrastructure.

“I would say that it’s a relationship that if it is to endure, has to be one that is honest, and I think we are providing honesty and frankness when it comes to important issues like Hong Kong,” Buckland told LBC radio.

“We will continue to be robust and frank with China, where we think that they have overstepped the mark.”

Reporting by William James, editing by David Milliken

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