January 31, 2018 / 10:16 AM / a year ago

China's Li says ties with Britain will remain unchanged through Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s relations with Britain will not change because of changes in British-EU relations, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

Speaking after meeting visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Li said the two discussed upholding free trade and that China would become more open to agricultural products.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and William James; Editing by Nick Macfie

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