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PM: £5.6bn deals agreed during China trip

David Cameron has claimed £5.6 billion in business deals have been agreed between the UK and China during his three-day trip to the country.

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In numbers: China's booming economy

  • Chinese company Bright Foods owns 60% of Weetabix.
  • China plans to double GDP per head by 2020.
  • China's middle class will reach 600 million by the end of the decade.
  • The Chinese economy has grown by an average 10% per annum over the last three decades.
  • 82 new airport projects are planned by the end of 2015.
  • China will account for one third of the world's luxury consumption by 2015.
  • By 2025 there will be 221 Chinese cities of more than a million people.
  • Sales of UK television series such as ITV's Downton Abbey have soared by 90%.

Source: HM Government, Prime Minister's Delegation: Visit to China December 2013.

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