UK-China Relations

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th February 2009.

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Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Foreign Secretary 2:30 pm, 24th February 2009

My hon. Friend will be pleased to hear that I spoke to my new friend in advance of her trip to China. I think that the messages she gave to the Chinese about the determination of the whole of the American Government to engage with China in a new way is wholly welcome. There was, I think, in Secretary Clinton's remarks in Beijing an important recognition of the changed balance of power in the world and of China's centrality to addressing many of the big global problems we face—not least economic and environmental problems and nuclear proliferation.

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