Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said now is the right time for China and the United Kingdom to seek stronger cooperation.
“We are transforming the mode of economic development, restructuring the economy and encouraging companies to go abroad quickly, while the UK is boosting reform and welcomes foreign investment. This is the moment for stronger cooperation,” Xi told visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Xi briefed Cameron on the decision on deepening reforms approved at the third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee earlier in November.
The economies of China and the UK complement each other, have a solid foundation and enjoy a broad future, Xi said.
“We expect the UK to be more active and open in its collaboration with China and to create a more accommodating environment,” Xi said, calling for the two countries to share experience on reform and innovation.