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China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defence secretary’s speech

LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has cancelled trade talks with Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond after defence secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

Hu was due to hold trade talks with Hammond this weekend, it said. The newspaper said Hu cancelled the talks in protest at Williamson’s speech on Monday.

(The story corrects title of Hu to Vice Premier and second reference of his surname)

(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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