WAS CAMERON RIGHT TO BRING UP CHINA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD ONLY IN PRIVATE?

AMMAR DAKER | FDM GROUP
“The focus of the visit is the economy and it’s not really for the UK?to interfere with internal issues on human rights. It’s their issue. We can disagree but we can’t change it and if we put a lot of pressure on them, it might affect our relationship.”

FRANK MAASSEN | SUN EUROPEAN PARTNERS
“It’s a difficult question. He could have been more straightforward and expressed his views. There’s limited downside for British interests if he had been straightforward and he could have found the right words to raise it effectively.”

MITESH PATEL | QBE INSURANCE
“From a human rights perspective, it’s the wrong approach because he’s not mentioning China’s record. But from an economic point of view, he’s dodging a bullet and they secured quite a few good contracts.”