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Friday, August 7, 2015, 12:58

China, Britain to hold strategic dialogue

By Xinhua

BEIJING - China and Britain will hold a strategic dialogue in Beijing on Aug 13, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Friday.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will co-chair the dialogue, Hua said in a press release.

China and Britain launched their first high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing in 2010.

In June, British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed a "golden" period in the UK-China ties during a meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Downing Street, London.

In their meeting, Cameron said this year marked a "golden year" in the UK-China relations, and the British side was looking forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Britain in October.

He noted that the British government departments have already started their preparations for the visit and hoped to work closely with the Chinese side to demonstrate the achievements and bright future of UK-China cooperation.

Britain is committed to developing relations with China and is willing to become its most open partner, he said.

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