PM David Cameron arrives in China with trade delegation

Trade talks are under way between Britain and China as Prime Minister David Cameron leads the largest British trade delegation in 200 years to Beijing.

Accompanied by 6 government ministers and over 100 business people, the delegation will visit Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu on a 3 day tour.

Organisations:

Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Department of Health, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK Trade & Investment

Policies: Increasing the UK’s exports and attracting inward investment

The delegation

The ministers visiting China with the Prime Minister are:

  • Jeremy Hunt
  • Owen Paterson
  • Maria Miller
  • David Willetts
  • Ian Livingston
  • Hugo Swire

Priorities for the visit

The visit will focus for the delegation are:

  • building a long-term relationship between Britain and China based on mutual understanding and respect for mutual benefit
  • partnership – an open Britain is the ideal partner for an opening China
  • tackling 21st century challenges, from sustainable urbanisation to educating the next generation to meeting the elderly’s healthcare needs

Gov.uk says “Linking Britain to fast growing markets like China is a vital part of the government’s plan to secure the recovery for all. We are determined to do all we can to throw open the door for British companies to benefit from China’s vast and varied markets, showcasing British business, particularly small enterprises, in China and highlighting investment opportunities.”

Check back again soon in the Nee Hao Business Section for more updates on the trade delegation visit.

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