May meets Xi Jinping as China suggests 'shelving' Hong Kong row

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British PM and Chinese president hold talks at G20, with Xi reportedly wanting to bury differences amid anger at Beijing implying handover pact no longer applies

Xi Jinping has told Theresa May that China and Britain should “shelve their differences” as the UK quietly rejected Beijing’s attempt to backtrack from commitments to Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy.

The Chinese president and the British prime minister held a 30-minute bilateral meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, one week after a war of words broke out between London and Beijing over Hong Kong.

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