UK Prime Minister announces a new package of UK-China creative and cultural collaboration today, including commercial deals for a new Eden Project and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in China.
As China’s economy diversifies, and as the country moves from a heavily industrialised to a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy, there are ambitions for culture and creative industries to reach 5% of China’s national GDP by 2020. The UK is seen as a strong partner for China to achieve its ambitions in this sector, with creative industries […]
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a Business Forum in Shanghai, on day three of her visit to China.
Thank you very much, Jack, and good morning everyone. And let me just say it’s a pleasure to see so many Chinese and British business leaders sitting side by side here today. I think It’s a very real expression of the golden era of relations between our countries. I’ve talked a lot with my Chinese […]
Prime Minister Theresa May is today set to announce a new package of exchange deals, partnerships and commercial contracts which bolster Britain’s already strong education relationship with China.
Chinese students already constitute the largest single source of overseas students in the UK, with 155,000 students currently in the UK worth an estimated £5 billion annually. There are also now some 9,000 young British people studying and interning in China, with numbers up 60% since 2013. Visiting the Chinese city of Wuhan today, which […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Havana on Monday for his first state visit to Cuba since taking office. In Cuba, Xi will hold talks with Cuban leader Raul Castro to draw up a blueprint for the future development of China-Cuba relations at a strategic height and from a long-term perspective. The two sides will also […]
ASEAN Member States have strongly condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine in a statement issued to the press on Sunday. In a statement on the tragic incident, ASEAN foreign ministers expressed shock at the tragic deaths of the 298 people of multiple nationalities on board the airline and called for […]
A Chinese envoy on Friday urged Israel and Palestine to immediately achieve a ceasefire, avoid any military ground operations and other actions that may lead to further escalation in the Gaza Strip. Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made the appeal at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on the situation […]
In light of fresh sanctions from the West, the Russian government will shift the focus of budget spending toward more generous support for the defense sector, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday. “Pressure mounted on Russia would affect our budget policy, with more emphasis to be made on defense and security spending,” Interfax news agency […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Wednesday with his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales and the two agreed to work together to further boost bilateral cooperation. During Morales’ successful visit to China last December, noted Xi, he and the Bolivian leader held in-depth discussions on the future development of bilateral ties. The relationship between China and […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping met Wednesday with his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet and the two agreed to further deepen bilateral economic cooperation and political coordination. Describing China and Chile as strategic partners with a broad future, Xi said he is willing to maintain contact with Bachelet, promote bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that BRICS and South American countries, as emerging states and developing countries, constitute “the rising power” in the international structure. “We should jointly push the international order toward a fairer and more rational direction, maintain the rights of people’s self-choice for choosing social system and development path, strengthen […]