Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ten Things Which Link Us to China

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ten Things Which Link Us to China

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1. SUN Jihai, the only Chinese player to ever play in the Premier League, was with Manchester City from 2002 to 2008. He played 130 times and scored three goals.

2. Jim O'Neill. The Gatley-born economist once tried to buy Manchester United and is now commercial secretary to the Treasury, focusing on the Northern Powerhouse. He coined the BRIC acronym - Brazil, Russia, India and China - to describe the world's fastest growing economies, and was a driving force behind the formation of the Manchester-China Forum.

3. Manchester is the only city in the UK outside London to have been visited by the Chinese President. Xi Jinping came to the city last October.

4. Chinatown in Manchester is the second largest Chinatown in the UK and the third largest in Europe. …

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