Blue Planet gift from Theresa May to remind Beijing of plastic waste

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Boxset comes with message from David Attenborough as PM hopes for China’s help to cut pollution

Theresa May will present Xi Jinping with a Blue Planet boxset when the two meet in Beijing on Thursday, but the Chinese president may have already seen the BBC series – considering its huge popularity in his country.

The seven-part natural history series was watched by millions across the globe, and proved especially popular in China where an estimated 26 million people saw the first episode and approximately 100 million watched the second online, resulting in the country’s internet slowing to glacial pace.

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