UK's Truss may classify China as 'threat'

Liz Truss, United Kingdom Foreign Minister

© APA | Liz Truss, United Kingdom Foreign Minister

# 29 August 2022 07:35 (UTC +04:00)

United Kingdom Foreign Minister and a contender to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, is likely to classify China as a "threat" to national security, APA reports citing the Times.

In the case of Truss becoming prime minister, China would be declared a "systemic contender" to the UK.

Truss has previously promised to reform foreign policy, and take a different approach to the integrated review published last year, which focused on UK diplomacy and security for the next 10 years.

Truss' method would mark a deterioration in Sino-British relations, as China would be elevated to the same status as Russia, that of "acute threat" to the UK's national security.