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Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets CBBC Chairman Sir David Brewer and Chief Executive Stephen Phillips

On March 12, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming met at the Chinese Embassy in the UK Sir David Brewer, Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), and Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive of CBBC.

Sir Brewer introduced CBBC's cooperation with China, saying that CBBC has set up 12 offices in China's major cities at present and will further promote corporations in the two countries to strengthen two-way exchanges and investment, expand cooperation in financial services, biomedicine, information technology and creativity and encourage British corporations to expand their business to the second-tier cities in China.

Joint Photo of Ambassador Liu Xiaoming with CBBC Chairman Sir David Brewer

Ambassador Liu expressed gratitude for the long-standing commitment of CBBC to promoting the bilateral economic and trade cooperation and said that the economic and trade cooperation is the basis for the China-UK relations and directly benefits the two peoples. Currently China is accelerating the transformation of its economic growth mode, adjusting the economic structure, achieving industrial upgrading and further expanding its domestic demand. This will offer more opportunities and develop more growth engines for the China-UK trade and economic cooperation.

Ambassador Liu said he hopes British corporations will make full use of the platform provided by Shanghai World Expo to vigorously carry out economic, trade and cultural promotion and to increase the awareness of the Chinese corporations on the industrial advantages and brands of the UK. The Chinese Embassy in the UK will continue to provide assistance for bilateral business cooperation and it is hoped that CBBC will play a greater role in engaging corporations in both countries and encourage more British corporations to invest in Northeast and the Midwest China.

CBBC is a non-profit organization for trade promotion in China under the guidance of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UK Trade & Investment. It currently has over 350 core members and over 5,000 associate corporate members.