Brexit and cooling China-UK ties freeze plans for new Canary Wharf

Five years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-British Prime Minister David Cameron were on hand to toast the signing of the deal to transform 35 acres of derelict London riverfront into a bustling finance hub.Now, in the wake of Brexit and a cooling of Sino-British ties, developer Xu Weiping’s vision for another Canary Wharf packed with Chinese companies looks more like a mirage.Overlooking the Thames, along the old Royal Albert Docks and across the water from City Airport, stand 21 new…

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