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That failed SNP/Chinese investment deal – ‘toxic’, but who’s to blame?

I sensed it was coming. After my post yesterday on the collapsed SNP/Chinese investment deal, a lone tweeter with an SNP twibbon told me that ‘China labelled the trade deal with Scotland shambolic because the UK govt was so hostile … Continue reading

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A memorandum of (mis-)understanding – that £10bn SNP/Chinese trade deal collapses

The Sunday Times seems to have an exclusive today, and congratulations to them on that. It’s about what I described back in April as The curious case of the trade deal in the night – China and Scotland. In the words … Continue reading

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Some questions that can now be asked about the Scottish-Chinese investment deal

My blog post on The curious case of the trade deal in the night  – China and Scotland attracted some unfavourable comment from SNP supporters. When I invited comparison in a jokey late night Twitter poll between it and Kezia … Continue reading

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The curious case of the trade deal in the night – China and Scotland

Source: SinoFortune web site Here’s a strange thing. The Scottish (i.e. SNP) government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Chinese companies that could, according to media reports, result in £10 billion of Chinese investment in Scotland. The … Continue reading

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‘Small yet strong’ – the Chinese view of the UK

This is how the Foreign Policy web site reports research based on Baidu (China’s ‘Google’) searches for information about European countries. They characterise the results as ‘China’s hilarious and racist stereotypes of Europe.’ I’m not so sure. The thing about stereotypes … Continue reading

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What I learned about Scotland in California

Well the kids are back at school, summer’s over if today’s anything to go by, and I’ve just returned from my ‘vacation’ in California. So I thought I’d ease myself back into blogging with a summary of what I learned … Continue reading

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Scotland in that big old wide world 

So many things come in threes, if not fours. The weekend I’m in London – all my Scottish notes were accepted, thank you very much – the first minister pitches up in Beijing and on my return home I see … Continue reading

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