The Irrawaddy

Britain’s Cameron Flies to China to Push Trade Deal

British Prime Minister David Cameron flew into China saying he wanted to lay the ground for a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union, despite growing unease about his own country’s membership of the bloc. On a three-day visit with a delegation of around 100 business people, the largest British mission of its kind ever, Cameron said he wanted his country to play an important role in China’s expansion as the world’s second biggest economy is talking about opening up its markets. Cameron is expected to raise the subject in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday.—REUTERS