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Council defends appointment of Chinese state owned company for town centre plans

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Sign up for the MyWigan newsletter for the biggest stories direct to your inbox Wigan council has defended the appointment of a Chinese state-owned firm to lead the construction programme for its town centre redevelopment plan.

BCEGI UK, the British branch of a company which is ultimately controlled by the Chinese government, has been handed the Galleries 25 project contract.

However, the plans to knock down a shopping centre and market to make way for housing, a hotel and a new multimedia centre have not yet been approved. READ MORE: The Chinese state-owned company causing controversy in Wigan Tory group leader Michael Winstanley said the local authority should not be giving money to a 'communist-controlled company', accusing China

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