This is a really insightful article by the erudite Ian Taylor. The Chinese conglomerate Fosun sounds like the last lifeline left for Thomas Cook. So (hopefully) Britain's oldest and arguable most icon travel brand will fall in to Chinese ownership. 

In 2016 Skyscanner, our most successful travel  metasearch engine was also acquired by Chinese travel giant Ctrip.

And today we read that Britain's biggest brewer and pub retailer, Greene King established in 1799 is to be acquired by a Hong Kong based Billionaire. 

Be in no doubt as to where the significant future investment is coming from, keep looking east.