UK and China 'won't always see eye-to-eye', says May before trade trip

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PM must navigate human rights issues and steel dumping with little prospect of major deals

The UK and China will “not always see eye-to-eye”, Theresa May said on the eve of a three-day trade visit where she said she would underline the importance of a “rules-based” approach to economic expansion.

The prime minister’s warning before her visit to Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai suggests she will attempt to walk a tightrope between championing a new post-Brexit era of free trade alongside coded suspicion of President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road initiative, a $900bn (£636bn) global infrastructure project which has political designs to bring neighbouring countries closer into Beijing’s orbit.

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