The Daily Mail, 24 December, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP
The revelations about the Lord Mayor’s links to China should be a matter of genuine concern. What is now very clear is that China poses a systemic threat to the United Kingdom and its allies. You only have to look at the charge sheet of what President Xi and his communist henchmen have been doing internally and on the world stage.
That’s why it is a matter of great sadness that in the pursuit of financial gain, the appalling commercial behaviour and brutality of this communist regime has been casually brushed aside, even ignored, it appears, by the Lord Mayor.
Businesses around the world already complain of the blatant Chinese theft of intellectual property rights and of being undercut on bids by the illegal Chinese government subsidy of commercial firms around the world.
Under President Xi, China has seized the South China Sea and its islands and is now militarising it, threatening the free passage of trade through that area.
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