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Aside from conceiving the investment acronym BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Jim O’Neill is closely associated with another term: ‘the Golden Era’. This was a reference to blossoming Sino-UK trade ties when O’Neill served in David Cameron’s UK government as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury. The former investment banker and economist – whose official designation is Lord O’Neill of Gatley – is now chairman of the esteemed British think tank Chatham House. Meanwhile ‘the Golden Era’ seems to have gone into reverse as relations between the two nations have become frostier. WiC spoke to O’Neill about the deterioration in bilateral ties and what has caused the cooler mood.

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