U.K. Deals Seal 'New Era' in Ties with China
China and the U.K. signed a slew of business deals as their leaders hailed a new era of growing ties between the two economies, downplaying security concerns and tensions between their steel industries. Energy, tourism and health care were among the industries to get a boost on Wednesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping continued his four-day visit to Britain. The headline pact was the Asian nation’s securing of a stake in Electricite de France SA’s Hinkley Point project, Britain’s first nuclear plant in three decades and the most expensive atomic energy station ever.
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