China says UK has ‘poisoned’ relations

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China says UK has ‘poisoned’ relations

China blamed the United Kingdom on Thursday for deteriorating ties after Prime Minister Boris Johnson slapped a 5G ban on Huawei, accusing London of poisoning the relationship by meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs.

The country’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, told reporters that the actions of the UK, including questions over alleged rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region, had "poisoned" the relationship between the two nations.

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