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: AFPA 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
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

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: AFPA 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
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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