In fact, Osborne got downright sappy during his speech, sounding a bit like a lovestruck teenager:

Through the ups and downs, let’s stick together. Let’s stick together to grow our economies. Let’s stick together to make Britain China’s best partner in the West. Let’s stick together and create a golden decade for both of our countries. Britain and China: we’ll stick together.

Let’s see how long that love lasts once the two markets are linked.

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