A freight train laden with goods from China, arriving at DB Cargo's London Eurohub rail freight depot in Barking, east London, from Yiwu in Zhejiang province on January 18. 2017. Photo: AFP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Britain’s quest for a role in China’s Belt and Road is a journey to nowhere because of the UK’s disconnection from Europe

  • China is intent on a connection with the heartland of industrial Europe, not with an island that wants to sever its umbilical cord with the continent
  • Unless China is interested in Britain’s ports, it’s difficult to see how Beijing can regard the UK as a key link in the Belt and Road

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A freight train laden with goods from China, arriving at DB Cargo's London Eurohub rail freight depot in Barking, east London, from Yiwu in Zhejiang province on January 18. 2017. Photo: AFP
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