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Another UK-China ‘deal’ on ice amid secrecy and confusion

A week is a long time in politics, goes the much-used British phrase. So how about 60 years? In July 2016, when the northern English city of Sheffield announced a headline-grabbing £1 billion (US$1.35 billion) deal with Sichuan Guodong Construction Group, a business from the western Chinese city of Chengdu, the council proudly spoke of […]