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Boris Johnson's China trade trip cost £65,000

London Mayor Boris Johnson's trade trip to China cost over £65,000, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.

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China trip 'yet another trip for Boris and his boys club'

Boris Johnson's October trade mission to China was just another trip "for Boris and his boys club to make deals with the super-rich for the super-rich", Baroness Jenny Jones has said.

Mr Johnson's trip to China in October cost over £65,000 as the Mayor attempted to attract fresh investment to the capital.

The cost of Boris Johnson's trip to China has come under scrutiny. Credit: PA Wire

"This is yet another trip for Boris and his boys club to make deals with the super-rich for the super-rich," Baroness Jenny Jones, Green member of the London Assembly, told HuffPostUK.

"The Mayor has encouraged Chinese businessmen to buy up homes and even a chunk of Crystal Palace Park, widening the power and wealth gap between the wealthiest and the vast majority of Londoners.”

A spokesperson for the Mayor defended the cost of the trip, claiming London has benefited from numerous investment deals as a result.

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