Skip to comments.David Cameron delays Autumn Statement to visit China
Posted on 11/11/2013 5:57:44 PM PST by TexGrill
David Cameron has delayed the Treasurys Autumn Statement on the economy in order to conduct a major diplomatic visit to China.
The Prime Minister will visit China in the coming weeks, ending a diplomatic row that had seen Britain struggling to make high-level contact with the Chinese leadership after Mr Cameron last year held a private meeting in London with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.
On Monday night a Treasury spokesman said: Tonight the Prime Minister announced that he will lead a delegation to China in early December. As a result the Autumn Statement will now be made by the Chancellor on Thursday, December 5.
Last month, George Osborne, the Chancellor, visited Beijing, with Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, and senior business figures, announcing a raft of deals with Chinese companies.
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