facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cameron congratulates new Chinese leaders

Nov. 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he was committed to a deep relationship with China after the Communist Party in Beijing elected new leaders.

The Communist Party in Beijing elected Xi Jinping to succeed President Hu Jintao as the party secretary-general. Xi, along with Vice Premier Li Keqiang will lead a new Politburo Standing Committee, the party's highest authority tasked with leading China during the next decade.

Cameron, in a statement Thursday, extended best wishes to the new committee.

"I am committed to deepening our cooperation with China in the interests of shared prosperity and security and developing our shared understanding of each other's values," Cameron said. "The U.K. wants China to prosper and I believe we have much to offer to help it do so."

Xi, in statements published by China's official Xinhua news agency, said the Communist Party is dedicated to serving the Chinese people.

"Under the new conditions, our party faces many severe challenges, and there are also many pressing problems within the party that need to be resolved, particularly corruption (and) being divorced from the people," he said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
NYC teacher charged with sex with female students
3
Robert Zimmerman talks about life with infamous brother George Robert Zimmerman talks about life with infamous brother George
4
Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces
5
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event
Trending News
x
Feedback