Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters
Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

City tour: Did Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron miss a trick in football walkabout with Xi Jinping?

British PM could have shown China's president a grass-roots club rather than corporate glitz of Etihad, the home of Manchester City

Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters
Xi Jinping joins David Cameron for a pint. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.