Beijing, 29 October 2021 (TDI): Chinese President, Xi Jinping discussed the upcoming Climate Change Conference of the Parties with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Both China and UK aim to achieve green and low-carbon development.

Telephonic Dialogue
Chinese President Xi Jinping

During a phone conversation with the British Prime Minister, Xi Jinping underscored China’s commitment to green and low-carbon development. The telephonic dialogue happened on 29th October. Earlier, he also talked to the French President to discuss issues of mutual interest.

UK will host COP26

The United Kingdom is set to host the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The Conference is from October 31 to November 12.

Carbon Neutrality

President Xi stated that China aims to peak its carbon emissions by 2030, subsequently achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Ergo, a series of national initiatives to expand contribution are being implemented. China has adopted profound measures to transform social and economic spheres.

Support for UK’s Presidency of COP26
Chinese and UK Flags

He expressed his support for the UK’s presidency role of the COP26. Moreover, he urged that the Conference must abide by the principle of joint but distinguished responsibilities. It is imperative that the countries are impelled to transform ambitions into reality.

Covid-19 & Global Economy

The covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the globe by affecting the economic and health sectors. Consequently, the global economy is on shaky ground. In such a backdrop, China and UK have both opportunities as well as challenges.

Permanent Members of UN Security Council

China and UK, both are permanent members of the UN Security Council and major economies of the world. Both the countries collaborate bilaterally as well as maintain regular communiqué. The Chinese President stated that both responsible states can improve global governance. Aside from that, bilateral relations can be deepened by increased cooperation for development and prosperity.

50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. China and the UK ought to capitalize the occasion to keep the bilateral relation on right track. Mutual trust, understanding, and appropriate management of differences are integral for a strong relationship.

Sino-UK ties

Xi Jinping reiterated that China considers its ties with the UK of strategic and enduring nature. Keeping in line with that, China expects the UK to respect the facts and maintain objectivity regarding its development path and system.

Trade & Investment

In addition to that, the trade and investment between the two countries are thriving, despite the economic crunch because of pandemic. British can export quality products to China and increase cooperation in a multitude of fields; healthcare, green development, digital economy, innovation, and finance.

Chinese Enterprises
3-D Chinese Map

The Chinese President voiced the hope that the UK will treat Chinese enterprises with fair, and non-discriminatory treatment. He said that the two partners should capitalize on the prospects provided by the Beijing Winter Olympics; to broaden sports cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.


China is an advocate of genuine multilateralism. Thus, Xi Jinping urged the UK to practice multilateralism and participate in the Global Development Initiative. The participation of the UK will accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Prime Minister Johnson

Prime Minister Johnson on his part enunciated that the UK values bilateral ties with China and both sides need to reinforce forthright discourse and cordial collaboration. He presented his country’s stance by pointing out that the UK is ready to deepen cooperation with China in an array of fields; economic and trade, education, clean energy.

3-D map of the United Kingdom

Furthermore, he assured to provide an open business atmosphere for Chinese enterprises. The UK welcomes the investment and cooperation of Chinese enterprises.

Mutual Collaboration

Boris Johnson also congratulated China on the successful realization of the first part of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Kunming. The UK anticipates mutual collaboration and communication with China on global climate change, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable global development.