East London-China Investment Summit held during the visit of Chinese Deputy Premier Ma Kai to the UK

China and the UK are likely to enjoy stronger business relationships in the year ahead, according to experts who explored different aspects of the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese enterprises in the UK. The issues were debated during a panel discussion at the East London-China Investment Summit. This was timely because it coincided with the high level visit of the Deputy Premier Ma Kai to the UK when the focus was on the future of China-UK relations.

The summit saw the ceremonial signing of the funding arrangements for the ABP Royal Albert Dock project and the announcement of a new investment fund for East London supported by ABP London, CITIC Construction and Charoen Popkhand under which the 3 companies declared they are actively seeking new investment projects across East London.

The ceremonies were witnessed by the leading political and business leaders including James Murray, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Property, Sir Edward Lister, Special Adviser to the UK Government Department for International Trade, Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor (Economic & Commercial) at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom, Sir Tom Troubridge, Chairman of the PwC China Group and Vice Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council and Chang Zhenming, Chairman of CITIC Group. 

 

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Counsellor Jin Xu from the Chinese Embassy speaking at the East London China Investment Summit
Counsellor Jin Xu from the Chinese Embassy speaking at the East London China Investment Summit
Funding agreement for first phase of the Royal Albert Dock project signed between ABP and bank consortium (Agricultural Bank of China, CITIC Bank, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China).
Funding agreement for first phase of the Royal Albert Dock project signed between ABP and bank consortium (Agricultural Bank of China, CITIC Bank, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China).
Chen Xiaojia (Chairman of CITIC Construction), Mr Xu Weiping (Chairman of ABP) and Yang Xiaoping (Vice Chair of CP Group) after the launch of the East London Development Group
Chen Xiaojia (Chairman of CITIC Construction), Mr Xu Weiping (Chairman of ABP) and Yang Xiaoping (Vice Chair of CP Group) after the launch of the East London Development Group

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