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China’s secret property empire

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The Russian bear might be back but the Chinese dragon waits in the wings. Moscow’s spectacularly mismanaged invasion of Ukraine might have diverted Western attention away from Beijing but the CCP clearly poses a much greater long-term threat to the West than Putin’s kleptocratic regime. With that in mind, Mr S was intrigued to see the business minister Lord Callanan recently confirm

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