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Britain can punch above its weight economically in the next 40 years by strengthening its relationship with China

Today marks the 40th anniversary of ambassadorial relations between Britain and China. In that period, and particularly over the last 10 years, the relationship has grown exponentially. From a base of virtually zero, China has become Britain’s ninth largest market for Britain’s goods worth £7 billion in 2011 and is third for imports. Over 100,000 Chinese students study in the UK while increasing numbers are now going the other way.…

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