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Does China care about Brexit?

Some see it as evidence of waning western influence, other were more interested in sharing comic strips on social media

By Yuan Ren   August 2016

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Read more: The chaos still haunting China

Here in China, state television followed the European Union referendum campaign, but on the day of the result it was clear that not many people grasped its significance. Opinion pieces by Chinese commentators speculated on what Brexit could mean for the Chinese economy. While the state has been clear that Brexit was not in China’s interests, some commentators…

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