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· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article to the Evening Standard entitled China doesn't want a trade war but will fight its corner(2019-05-17)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article to the Financial Times entitled The US's wrong-headed decision to pull out of the nuclear arms treaty(2019-05-06)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article to The Sunday Telegraph entitled Britain can and must work with Huawei on 5G(2019-04-28)
· The Evening Standard Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled UK can take giant strides on China's 'new silk road'(2019-04-18)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Conferring Ceremony of 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad: Remember Your Mission Entrusted by Your Motherland and Carry on the Fine Traditions(2019-04-11)
· The Chinese Embassy Holds Symposium on "Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy"(2019-04-10)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Symposium on Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy: Learn the Oriental Wisdom and Understand the Future of China(2019-04-10)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the UK Regional Final of the 18th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students(2019-04-08)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 18th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition UK Regional Final: Build the Bridge of Exchanges and Understanding(2019-04-07)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds Talks with Senior Editors and Journalists of The Financial Times(2019-04-05)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Bank of East Asia 100th Anniversary Cocktail Reception: Seize the Opportunities in the New Era and Work Together to Create a Brighter Future(2019-04-05)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds Talks with Senior Editors and Journalists of the BBC(2019-04-04)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the APPCG Q&A with Ambassador on the "Two Sessions": Understand the "Two Sessions", Build up Consensus and Create a Bright Future(2019-04-02)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Philharmonia Orchestra Concert: Communication between Hearts Enhances Cooperation between States(2019-04-01)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Hunan-UK Future Innovation Summit(2019-03-30)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Hunan-UK Future Innovation Summit: Cooperation on Innovation Leads to a Bright Future(2019-03-29)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled 'Gunboat diplomacy' does not promote peace(2019-03-21)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Welcoming Dinner for Chairman Zhou Xiaochuan: Join Hands to Forge Ahead for A New Chapter of China-UK Financial Cooperation(2019-03-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury(2019-03-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Menna Rawlings, New FCO Director General of Economic and Global Issues(2019-03-08)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming attends and answers questions at panel discussion of the Concordia Africa Initiative(2019-03-02)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese for Labour Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019: Put People First and Deliver Benefits to the People(2019-02-28)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Annual Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019 Hosted by Chinese for Labour(2019-02-28)
· The Guardian Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Gunboat diplomacy can only harm Britain's relationship with China(2019-02-27)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "A Bite of China: A Private Banquet to Celebrate Chinese New Year": East Meets West in the Beauty of Harmony(2019-02-23)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madame Hu Pinghua Host a Reception Bidding Farewell to Minister Zhu Qin and Welcoming Minister Chen Wen(2019-02-21)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the KPMG Breakfast Meeting: The Chinese Economy: What has changed and what has not?(2019-02-21)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception to Bid Farewell to Minister Zhu Qin and Welcome Minister Chen Wen: Pass on the Baton of China-UK Friendship(2019-02-20)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China will bring further opportunities to the world as its economy remains robust(2019-02-19)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China of the UK(2019-02-15)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport(2019-02-15)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Chinese New Year Celebration at Trafalgar Square(2019-02-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Chinese New Year Dinner 2019 Hosted by the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association(2019-02-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Wife celebrate the Spring Festival with HRH The Duke of York(2019-02-13)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Conservative China Group House of Commons Breakfast: Three Choices in China-UK Relations(2019-02-13)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the HSBC Chinese New Year Celebration 2019: Pool Our Wisdom to Create Prosperity(2019-02-13)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese New Year Dinner by the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association: Cement the Foundation for the Edifice of China-UK Relations(2019-02-12)
· Ambassador Li Xiaoming Gives an Interview to China Daily at the Chinese New Year Celebration at Trafalgar Square(2019-02-11)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of Festival of Spring, Chinese New Year Celebration(2019-02-11)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Robert Neill MP, Chair of the Parliament's Justice Select Committee, and Alan Hoo Hong-ching, Senior Counsel of Hong Kong(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madame Hu Pinghua Attend Chinese New Year Reception of the China-UK Charity Initiative(2019-02-09)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China-UK Charity Initiative Reception in Celebration of the Year of the Pig: Promote Cooperation through Charity(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming met with Sir Danny Alexander, Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank(2019-02-07)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madam Hu Pinghua Attend Chinese New Year Dinner 2019 Jointly-hosted by the 48 Group Club and the China Chamber of Commerce in the UK(2019-02-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madam Hu Pinghua Attend the China Lates of the Science Museum(2019-02-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Wife Attend the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Reception Hosted by Prime Minister May(2019-02-01)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "Icebreakers" Chinese New Year Dinner 2019: Carry on the "Icebreakers" Spirit and Take China-UK Relations Forward(2019-02-01)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China Lates of the Science Museum: A Delightful Taste of China, A Closer China-UK Bond(2019-01-31)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the 2019 CSSAUK Chinese New Year Gala(2019-01-30)
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article to the Evening Standard entitled China doesn't want a trade war but will fight its corner
2019/05/17

On 16 May 2019, the Evening Standard and its website published an article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled China doesn’t want a trade war but will fight its corner with a leading introduction on the front page. The full text is as follows:

China-US trade talks are again catching the eye of the British media. There are concerns over an escalated trade war harming the world economy as well as claims that China is “backtracking” and “breaking promises”. So what is really happening with China-US trade talks and where are they heading?

First, there has been no change of position as far as China is concerned. China addresses differences through dialogue and consultation, because this is in the interests of not only China and the US but also the international community. In the face of the US threats to raise tariffs, China still sent a high-level delegation to the US for talks as agreed, out of consideration for the bigger picture and showing sincerity and goodwill.

At the same time, China takes a firm stance on safeguarding its legitimate interests. As differences emerge in any negotiations, twists and turns are inevitable, but the two sides should respect each other, treat each other as equals and strive for a mutually-beneficial deal. It is obvious that some promises are broken, not by China but by those brandishing the baton of tariffs against China. China does not want a “trade war” but it is not afraid of one and would fight one if necessary. China is always open for talks but it would fight to the end should a “trade war” break out. The recent announcement on countermeasures is proof that China is fully prepared.

Secondly, China has always believed in responsibility and cooperation as a way to resolve differences in negotiations. Raising tariffs and taking unilateral measures only harms the interests of the people and businesses of the two countries. A sound and stable economic partnership between the US and China is important for not only the two countries but also the world economy. Therefore, what a responsible big country should do is to stop thinking about “us first” at the expense of others. China will continue working with the US to ensure the steady and sound development of their economic partnership.

Thirdly, protectionism is the common enemy of the world. The trade friction between China and the US is a question of openness and connectivity versus exclusion and protectionism. China has followed the ideals of the former. At last month’s second Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation, China announced five key measures that will not pose a challenge or a threat but create more opportunities for the world.

The real troublemakers in the global economy are those who rely on their superior power and frequently resort to the threat of raising tariffs, and who trigger “trade wars” at will, even against their allies, without hesitation.

As a British saying goes, “The darkest hour is nearest the dawn.” It is important that the international community stand firm and stand together at this darkest hour of protectionism so as to avert a looming “trade war” and embrace the dawn of world economy and trade.

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