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The London Assembly has voted to investigate concerns about the relationship between Mayor of London Boris Johnson's inward investment arm and ABP, the Chinese developer which landed the contract to redevelop land neighbouring Royal Albert Dock.

The deal has come under fire with suggestions the relationship between London & Partners and ABP was too "cosy" and the tender process flawed.

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Plans to transform Royal Albert Dock into an Asian business district have been approved by Newham Council.

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The great and good in the world of regeneration gathered in a tent on a windswept piece of industrial wasteland this week.

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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

I try to limit how often I pick apart Mayor Lutfur Rahman's empty rhetoric, partly because it's a full-time job and partly because it wearies the soul.

However, an occasional example suffices to cover the whole.

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With his expensive suits and flash shirts, Xu Weiping has the air of a very confident man.

Which is important when you are tasked with the huge job of turning an area of Royal Docks wasteland into a 35-acre multi-billion-pound business hub.