Post-Brexit Britain has both the need and the opportunity to deepen its trading relationships beyond Europe. China is a key current and future trade and investment partner. China benefits from Britain's pragmatic and mercantile approach to helping it navigate issues of principle like WTO. PM May's visit is an opportunity to explore these issues constructively.
Any government that is serious about the economic prosperity and security of its people and businesses must have an international outlook, and must be prepared to reach out around the world and secure agreements abroad that ensure jobs and prosperity at home.