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Plans to transform Royal Albert Dock into an Asian business district have been approved by Newham Council.
The great and good in the world of regeneration gathered in a tent on a windswept piece of industrial wasteland this week.
COMMENTBy 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.
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.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has sealed a £1 billion deal which will see the Chinese create a business district in the Docklands, rivalling the City and Canary Wharf.
As reported in The Wharf, Chinese developer ABP will transform land neighbouring the UEL and London City Airport Royal at Royal Albert Dock by 2017. The project could create an estimated 20,000 full-time jobs.