Official: Election outcome won't change Britain's policy on China

Updated: 2015-05-01 19:04


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China's strong ties with the United Kingdom are expected to remain the same no matter which party wins Britain's upcoming general election, said an official from a local authority in London.

Mark Boleat, chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee with the City of London Corporation, said in a media briefing on Thursday that he doesn't see any significant change of policy on China no matter the outcome of the general election, which will take place on May 7.

"Our chancellor has got a really personal commitment for China. But I have no reason to believe a Labour government would be any different. I won't expect to see any change at all," said Boleat, adding China is a great economy and a major trade and business partner to the UK.

Boleat didn't make any predication about the results of the general election. As he said, the City of London Corporation is a neutral organization representing UK's financial service industry from overseas banks' business in the UK to London's new financial center in Canary Wharf.

Months long of campaigns and debates will come to an end on May 7 as the polling booths in Britain open between 7am and 10 pm. Counting of votes will begin when the polls close.

Reports from the Independent newspaper said that David Cameron is likely to "remain Prime Minister" because the predicted wipe-out of Labour in Scotland has reduced Ed Miliband's chance of forming a government.