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Crown duels

18 June 2014 By John Foley

Britain’s $23.5 bln package of Chinese trade and investment comes with unspoken terms: keep quiet on politics, and don’t expect reciprocity. That’s not such a bad deal. Rule of law means Chinese money buys less influence in the UK than it would back home. China may be getting more rambunctious, but openness is still the best response.

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