UK-China relations; 20th CCP National Congress, China events and more

Earlier in September, the United Kingdom laid to rest Queen Elizabeth II in an incredible state funeral. With a new King and new government, we call for a positive change in the UK’s foreign policy towards China that will encourage more British companies to take advantage of the Chinese market. Despite a persistent Zero-Covid policy and geopolitical tension, Western companies continue to invest in China. All eyes are on the forthcoming 20th National Congress of CCP. Watch this space.


Ting’s reflection

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Ting Zhang, our Founder and CEO, has witnessed dramatic change in the quarter century since she arrived in England, in both her life and in her business ventures – helping bridge the gap between the UK and China. She also reflects on UK-China relationship during this period.

History matters

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Both Britain and Australia need to overcome a curious amnesia about their dealings with China, writes Dr Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London, in his recent article for Inside Story.


China’s 20th National Congress of CCP explained

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Anyone interested in doing business in China needs to know about this major political event happening in China in less than three weeks. Here is a good explanation of its format, procedures and what to expect from the 20th Congress.

Foreign investment into China continues to rise

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FDI into China through the Jan-August period rose 18.7%, despite a persistent Zero-Covid policy and geopolitical tension. Among the major investors, FDI into China increased mainly from South Korea (58.9%), Germany (30.3%), Japan (26.8%), and the UK (17.2%), according to a post by political economist Dr. Shirley Yu.

Hotel quarantine scrapped in Hong Kong

We are bringing you the latest update on easing travel restrictions to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan here.


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We have recently helped a number of clients to fill their China-based vacancies in sales and tech.  To help other businesses that may be experiencing difficulties in attracting and hiring the right talent, we have put together some tips for sharing with our subscribers. Here is Part One of the article.


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Our partner the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce holding a webinar focussing on “Digital opportunities for marketing and sales in China”, which will take place on October 11 at 10 am CEST. Register now.

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Join BIA and DIT on 18 Oct 22 for this China Special Interest Group webinar, which brings latest update on key issues and opportunities for collaboration with China in the life sciences. Click here for more information and to register.

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