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Asia could give UK the post-Brexit win it needs

London's best economic and foreign policy options lie in the Indo-Pacific

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HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth Naval Base on Sept. 21: next year the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier will lead a multinational strike group to the Indo-Pacific.   © Getty Images

Humphrey Hawksley is a former Beijing and Asia correspondent for the BBC. His latest book is "Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Indo-Pacific and the Challenge to American Power."

The United Kingdom's full separation from the European Union, due to begin on Jan. 1, is bound to be bumpy. But by shining a spotlight on Asia, London could address accusations that its foreign policy is adrift while underpinning its interests in a region where it has a chance of early success.

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