Concerns as China welcomes David Cameron’s return as foreign secretary


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Chinese state media have welcomed the appointment of the former prime minister David Cameron as the UK’s foreign secretary, as opponents of Beijing raised concerns about the return of a figure closely associated with the “golden era” of UK-China relations. In an editorial published on Tuesday, the Chinese state tabloid the Global Times said Cameron “could potentially play a constructive role, both in mending the UK’s relations with China and in rebuilding and advancing the UK’s post-Brexit diplomatic landscape”. It added: “But Cameron’s pragmatic approach toward China in the past may be at odds with the Tories’ increasingly hardline stance...