Beijing Warns Britain It Will 'Pay The Price' For Treating China LikeĀ A 'Hostile Country'

Beijing today warned the UK it will 'pay the price' for treating China like a 'hostile country' amid rising tensions over Hong Kong, coronavirus, Huawei and human rights abuses. 

China's ambassador to the UK said Britain will have to 'bear the consequences' of its foreign policy decisions and that will mean losing the benefits of being Beijing's 'partner' unless it changes tack. 

Liu Xiaoming also claimed some British politicians appear to be 'clamouring for a new Cold War' as he insisted China wants to be the UK's 'friend'.