Comment: Are the UK and China really falling out of love?

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When British writer L.P. Hartley noted in The Go-Between that the past was a foreign country and that things were done differently there, he did so against the decidedly English backdrop of Brandham Hall. One would doubt that China, or any investments into and out of it, were foremost in his mind. Yet as we near the end of an extraordinary 2020, it is worth remembering that it was only five years ago that former UK chancellor George Osborne proclaimed a "golden decade" for business relations between the UK and China. Given how things have progressed in the intervening years, we might be ...

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