Newspaper Accuses Cameron, On Trade Trip, Of Meddling In China's Affairs

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December 03, 2013 AT 6:23 AM
A Chinese state newspaper on Dec. 3 accused British Prime Minister David Cameron, in Shanghai on a visit aimed at deepening trade cooperation, of meddling in China's affairs. The Global Times newspaper published an editorial headlined "China won't fall for Cameron's 'sincerity'" in which it accused Britain of backing Japan in a row with Beijing about airspace over the East China Sea and said London had been meddling in Hong Kong, its former colony. It dismissed Britain as "just an old European country apt for travel and study", saying it was not a big world power. Cameron, on the second day of a visit to China, is trying to rebuild relations with the world's second largest economy after a rift with Beijing over the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, prompted him to cancel a trip last year after China said its leaders would not be available to meet him.