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China Puts Britain in its Place

THE GUARDIAN – With a date for tea with the Queen in the bag for the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, this week, Beijing decided to place Britain ever so gently in its place.

Britain now ranks behind Germany and France among the pre-eminent powers in Europe, the Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming declared on the eve of the premier’s three-day visit to Britain, which starts on Monday.

The remarks by the ambassador, who highlighted a series of missed opportunities by Britain, ranging from the failure to build a third runway at Heathrow to an overly restrictive visa regime, show the delicate challenge in managing diplomatic relations with China.

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  • MK007

    RE comments in the Gaurdian Newspaper.
    China actually has more Finacial services with UK than any other European member.
    The “Golden Mile” as it’s knowm makes more money per square foot than any Europe member.
    London/South East has More Tech jobs than California
    (& Increasing at a higher take on rate)

    More International people [still] use Heathrow than ANY airport worldwide

    (Last time I checked)

  • MK007

    China actually has more Finacial services with China than any other European member.
    The “Golden Mile” as it’s knowm makes more money per square foot than Europe.
    London/South East has More Tech jobs than California (& Increasing at a higher take on rate)
    More people [still] use Heathrow than ANY airport worldwide

    (Last time I checked)

    • http://www.meebal.com/ meebal

      All very true. The UK, since the reduction of higher rate taxation has also attracted more billionaires to take up residence.