UK ‘needs Chinese investment’, ambassador says

Liu Xiaoming was speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show the day before the start of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK.

He said the expected deal to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point was “in the best interests of Britain and also in the interest of partnership between China and UK”.

“UK people want to have a better life, want to have clean energy,” he said.

President Xi told the Reuters news agency: “The UK has stated that it will be the Western country that is most open to China. This is a visionary and strategic choice that fully meets Britain’s own long-term interest.”

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Pakistani military controlling Nawaz government: TIME

The Pakistani Military Has Tightened Its Control of the Country’s Security Policy

Appointment of retired general to key security role seen as military attempt to have greater sway

Pakistan plans to appoint a recently retired army general as its new national security adviser, senior officials have told Reuters, indicating yet another step forward in the Pakistani military’s effort to increase its control of the country’s government.

Lieut. General Naseer Khan Janjua will soon be appointed to the key diplomatic and strategic post and will accompany Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on an upcoming visit to the U.S., Reuters cited one military and two civilian officials as saying.

Janjua retired from the armed forces last week and will reportedly replace current national security adviser Sartaj Aziz, who also holds a key post in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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