Partnerships bring South West closer to business and provincial leaders in China

The Bristol and West of England China Bureau has signed two key agreements to strengthen links with business and provincial government leaders in China.

Representatives from the Bureau have formalised a Memorandum of understanding with the Shandong Qingneng Power Co ltd following a high profile visit earlier this year.

Based in Qingzhou they are the largest company in China designing and producing Steam Turbines, Generators and electrical control equipment.  They have subsidiary sites in Beijing and Indonesia.

They already have many links in countries across the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, India, Thailand, Iran, Cambodia. Germany, Japan, Morocco and Algeria – but not yet in the UK.

Bureau CEO Dianne Francombe said:  “We welcomed the first delegation to Bristol last month when Mr Guo Wei, President of SNQ and Chairman of Qingzhou Economic Development Zone Chamber of Commerce and his team visited Bristol.

“During the visit they met the new West of England Mayor Tim Bowles during their visit to IBB.”

The Bureau also travelled to London last week to sign an Action Plan with Guangdong Provincial Government representatives at a conference aimed at strengthening cooperation on Training Personnel in International Exchanges between the Bristol & West of England China Bureau and the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Guangdong.

Dianne Francombe added: “These two key agreements strengthen the relationships with China and show the depth of expanding partnerships with companies and universities across the region.

“The work of the Bristol and West of England China bureau is key to continuing developing UK-Sino relations.”


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