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Chinese premier Li Keqiang backs Scotland to stay in UK

Published on Jun 18, 2014 6:59 AM
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech at a China-Britain Business Council dinner in London on June 17, 2014. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday he wanted to see a “united” Britain, as Scotland prepares to vote on independence. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday he wanted to see a “united” Britain, as Scotland prepares to vote on independence.

Asked about the Sept 18 referendum on whether Scotland should remain in the UK, Li said he wanted a “strong, prosperous and united United Kingdom”.

Mr Li was speaking on a visit to London, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron’s Conservative Party, their Liberal Democrat partners in government and the Labour main opposition want Scotland to stay in the UK.

 
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