‘Puff the magic dragon’

A kind of puff piece in a local newspaper today highlights the large development project at the airport – Manchester – boosted by major Chinese backing and significant Chinese future investment interest.

The short item is peppered with the standard, promissory, stats: Hundreds of millions of British pounds already invested… Over ten thousand jobs to come… and it comes complete with customary typo (“good qualioty of life”). Classic.

Further evidence that the ties between my backyard and China run deeper than the labels on my clothing or stamps on my gadgets that simply state ‘Made in China’ – or, indeed, the storyline chosen for Monkey Steals Plum

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