Chancellor George Osborne told students at Peking University that investment in each other's countries should not be seen as a threat but a great opportunity.
Boris Johnson reiterated this view telling ITV News that international investment should be encouraged.
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A spokeswoman said she was not able to comment on the asking price for the venue, which is the third oldest London theatre still in use.
The pups were covered in fleas, dirty and smelled strongly of faeces.
A 1.5-times life-size bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher had been proposed for the site.