PressTV-May flies to China seeking stronger post-Brexit ties

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to China looking to strengthen relations with the key economic partner for post-Brexit Britain.

May left Tuesday for a three-day trip, with stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan and meetings with Chinese premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.

Fifty British business leaders, including the chief executives of automaker Jaguar Land Rover and drug firm AstraZeneca, have accompanied her.

“There are huge trade opportunities in China that we want to help British businesses take advantage of,” May said ahead of the trip.

“My visit will intensify the `Golden Era’ in UK-China relations. The depth of our relationship means we can have frank discussions on all issues,” continued May.

The British minister said the relationship was already “broad and deep” and delivered “real benefits for both countries”.

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