"I have been clear that a decision about Hinkley will be taken later this month, but our relationship with China is about more than Hinkley," May told reporters after a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations in China.
The British government's surprise decision in July to delay the $24 billion nuclear plan has upset China, one of the backers of the scheme.
"I've been clear we will be continuing that global strategic partnership with China. It is a golden era of the relations between China and the UK, and I will have an opportunity later this evening to take forward those discussions."
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