3 Jul 2019

Chinese ambassador summoned to Foreign Office amid tension over Hong Kong


“I will be a Prime Minister you can trust to represent us on the world stage. I want to make Britain walk tall in the world again.” One of the key pledges of Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary and would-be Tory leader, who we’ve interviewed today.

But is standing tall being seen as chest thumping by China as a war of words over Hong Kong escalated tonight, one of a number of escalating global crises.

This evening China’s ambassador to London was summoned to the Foreign Office over what the UK described as “unacceptable and inaccurate” comments from Beijing in the escalating dispute over the protests in Hong Kong – sentiments which were echoed by ambassador Liu Xiaoming earlier today.