Theresa May's China visit offers little to silence critics at home

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Statements have been vague and deals small, with Beijing subtly showing its upper hand

Theresa May’s first official visit to China has been long in the making, but when the prime minister finally met Xi Jinping, the leader of the world’s second largest economy, the most talked-about moment was how she and her husband had remarked that they enjoyed the same tea at home as was served by the president.

Earlier in the day, with May’s leadership under intense scrutiny at home, the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, went out to bat for the prime minister in Beijing, telling broadcasters that “her middle name is resilience” and critics on the backbenches should pay attention to her on the world stage.

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