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Chinese company confirmed as part of Airport City group

Manchester Airport Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

A Chinese construction company has been confirmed as part of a venture that will develop an £800 million business park next to Manchester Airport. The scheme, which it's hoped will be completed within the next ten years, could create up to 16,000 jobs in the North West.

The news was announced this morning by Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Beijing.

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in Beijing Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment