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Liz Truss urges Britain not to depend too much on China but to instead forge sensitive projects

Liz Truss has urged Britain not to depend too much on China, saying sensitive projects should be forged with ‘like-minded partners’.

The Foreign Secretary’s warning has cast doubt over plans for state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group to build 20 per cent of Sizewell C, a planned nuclear facility in Suffolk.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, pictured speaking at the annual Conservative Party Conference in early October, has urged Britain not to depend too much on China and says that sensitive projects should be forged with 'like-minded partners'

‘It’s very important that we don’t become strategically dependent and I think it’s important that we make sure that we’re working, particularly in areas of critical national infrastructure, with reliable partners.

'We are making sure, in all of our policy positions, that we are able to work with like-minded partners on key strategic areas.’

Miss Truss insisted China was an important trading partner and earlier this week Boris Johnson vowed that Britain would not ‘pitchfork away’ investment from the country.

Pictured at GKN Aerospace in Bristol last week, PM Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pictured with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss insists he was not a 'Sinophobe' [anti-Chinese] and said the country would continue to play a 'gigantic part' in the UK economy

The Prime Minister declared that he was not a ‘Sinophobe’ [anti-Chinese] and said the country would continue to play a ‘gigantic part’ in the UK economy.

The Government has committed to financing one major nuclear power plant before the next election.