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William Bratton
Opinion

Opinion

William Bratton

‘Global’ Britain’s pretensions of relevance in Asia pale amid China’s rise

  • The problem with Britain’s desire to be ‘deeply engaged’ in Asia is that it fails to acknowledge just how much its influence has declined
  • Across every metric – whether political, economic, financial or social – the UK is now nothing more than a minor player in the region

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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William Bratton

William Bratton

William Bratton is author of “China’s Rise, Asia’s Decline”. He was previously head of equity research, Asia-Pacific, at HSBC.