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London district rejects embassy

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets District Council has unanimously rejected plans for a new Chinese embassy in its area. Councilors cited safety concerns for residents, additional traffic congestion, and potential impact on the area’s attractiveness as a tourist destination as reasons for their rejection. The site, which belonged to the Royal Mint until 1976, is close to the Tower of London, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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