For Chinese investors looking to break into the larger European Union market, Britain is seen as an entry point. With uncertainty surrounding what kind of deal Britain will get with the EU, investors are worried about what this means for China, Reuters reported.
Hunt, Britain's health secretary, sought to ease those fears at a press conference in Shanghai, saying, "It is incredibly important that China and our other partners and friends across the world know, this is in no way about Britain closing its doors to the outside world."
"Our past successes as a nation over many centuries has been because we’ve been one of the greatest trading nations on the planet, you’ve seen that in this region with the great success of Hong Kong," Hunt said.
Hunt said Britain is committed to securing the closest possible trade links with the EU.