ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / From the PressEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsTalk from streetDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPNo reason to end golden era(China Daily) Updated:2016-08-03 07:20Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallHinkley Point A and B nuclear power stations are seen behind the site where Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater in south west Britain, in this file photograph dated October 24, 2013.[Photo/Agencies]China and the United Kingdom were due to sign contracts on Friday for their cooperation on the construction of the UKs planned new nuclear power plant, but the UK government suddenly announced it would make a decision in the autumn on whether the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant would go ahead.
As this came soon after Teresa May became the new UK prime minister, it has been suggested that she could be reconsidering the UKs cooperation with China, and the “golden era” for China-UK relations might already be coming to an end.But there is no reason for May to curb her countrys relations with China. The two countries have ideological differences, but that has nothing to do with their friendly relations and there is no pressure on May to make more of the ideological differences.
On the contrary, the UK is rather isolated in the wake of its decision to leave the European Union, so it may want to strengthen its economic ties with China.
As the UKs prime minister, May must serve the countrys interests whatever she might think herself, and there is no reason for her to cool her countrys warm relations with China.
The reason for the new UK government suspending signing the program could be that the new government is just taking time to carefully consider the project. This is a big infrastructure decision and it is appropriate that the new government takes the time to make sure they are fully informed.
Now it is the beginning of August, months before autumn arrives. We hope May and her government will be efficient enough to get to grips with all aspects of the project and realize that it is sound and in the best interests of the UK.
For that reason, we also expect the new UK government to be a strong propeller of cooperation with China.–Global Times Chinese Edition0Related StoriesGovt urges UK decision on nuclear plantUK China nuclear decision shows cracks in Mays government – or does it?Rosatom plans to develop 3D printing for nuclear industryUK continues to seek closer ties with China despite nuclear deal delay: PM spokeswomanMost Viewed Todays Top NewsNo reason to end golden eraJapans defense paper full of hyperbole and liesNot all baby formula milk is the sameJudiciary all too easily led from path of justice选座费(xuǎnzuò fèi): Seat selection feeForum TrendsShould the elderly get free bus rides?Is urinating in the pool really all that bad?Is facekini a weird fashion?Top five must-visit destinations for foreignersCan Shanghai method help British kids learn math?Is it necessary to raise the bar for foreign English teachers?Is it time for China to upgrade its drainage systems?ColumnistsMoving ahead confidently on the energy frontMilitary cooperation not aid, Abes tool of choice in SE AsiaFeatured ContributorsStaying close to growth target, despite bleak global prospectsTHAAD – The American white lieStar BloggersThe unique loanwords in our daily life By zoe_tingIn our daily life, more and more loanwords appear and change our habits in Chinese expression. Loanwords sound very similar with their original English words, and the process of learning them is full of fun to foreign students.Going “home” for the first time in four years By SharkMinnowIt has been a while since Ive contributed to this Forum and I figured that since now I am officially on summer holiday and another school year is behind me I would share a post with you.Where we went and what we did By teamkrejadosNow that Ive gotten nearly all of the horror out of my system about Dallas and Nice, I shall resume my trip with Gary and Mask where I left off: the giant crater. It was the most exciting part of the trip. Well, as far as sights we saw go, anyway.SpecialTips for traveling in ChinaSeats for expats grad to grabSouth China Sea issue…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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