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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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UK 'not a big power in the eyes of China'

Chinese newspaper The Global Times has dismissed Prime Minister David Cameron's "ice-breaking" visit and the strategic importance of the UK in a scathing editorial.

The pro-government paper criticised Cameron's meeting with the Dalai Lama last year, as well as his "stance on certain issues". It said:

The Cameron administration should acknowledge that the UK is not a big power in the eyes of the Chinese.

It is just an old European country apt for travel and study. This has gradually become the habitual thought of the Chinese people.

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