UK’s ‘golden era’ with China ‘sent wrong message’, says Liz Truss


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Liz Truss will call on world leaders to stand up to China in her first speech since resigning as prime minister. Speaking at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Symposium in Tokyo on Friday, the Conservative MP and former foreign secretary will "reject [the] fatalism" of those who think "the rise of a totalitarian China is inevitable". She will say: "The free world has a significant role to play in whether or not that happens - and how it happens." Ms Truss will also criticise the UK government's former approach to Beijing under David Cameron and George Osborne - the so-called...