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Brexit Britain looks to Xi’s Asia

But our position is not strong—and will only weaken further when we leave the European Union

By George Magnus  

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Ju Peng/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

As March 2019 draws ever nearer, the UK government, parliament, and the rest of us are wondering what sort of future role Brexit Britain might play in a troubled world. Inevitably, we all look to the opportunities—and risks—in Asia, the world’s most economically dynamic and politically dangerous region. Although we Brits are no strangers to Asia our imperial past is long gone. We built our future closer to our European home and now play a relatively minor part on the rising continent.…

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