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Business News

03 Oct, 2016

The EU Referendum Brexit vote has prompted many businesses to start seeking opportunities outside the EU, and the UK government must now negotiate bilateral trade agreements which will help lower ‘entry barriers’ to non-European markets. Full story >

Bureau seeks Director of China Affairs & Initiatives

19 Sep, 2016

We are seeking a director of China Affairs to identify initiatives which positively benefit and connect the B&WoECB communities and are harmonious with the organisations strategy between Bristol & West England & China. Full story >


12 Sep, 2016

Growing links between the West of England and China have led to a call for more business people with an interest in China to volunteer to support the organisation in the region that promotes connectivity between the two countries. Full story >

Bureau builds sustainable links with China

02 Sep, 2016

Sustainable building and environmental technologies will be in the spotlight at the latest Bristol and West of England China Bureau Pow Wow held in conjunction with Low Carbon South West. Full story >

10 Aug, 2016

There is government funding available for innovative UK SMEs to carry out international cooperation feasibility studies which will lead to building new international business networks. Full story >

International Travel More ‘Essential’ Than Ever for Chinese, Especially Millennials -

25 Jul, 2016

Chinese jetsetters aren’t slowing down, according to the latest Chinese International Travel Monitor 2016 report by Out of 3,000 outbound travelers surveyed, 92 percent planned to either spend more or the same amount on taking trips in the next year, with one-third spending more, viewing travel as “an essential part of life.” The demographic devoting the most of their budget to trip-taking are millennials—they already set aside more than a quarter of their income for it. Full story >

Hong Kong Trip

11 Jul, 2016

China Bureau Director of Business Initiatives Richard Lowe has just returned from a business trip to Hong Kong where he has been forging improved links for the West of England region. Full story >


08 Jul, 2016

Groups across the city have already started to plan the Chinese New Year event at Bristol Museum in February next year to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Full story >

Join in China represent Gloucestershire

07 Jul, 2016

As the name suggests, the WofECB are no longer Bristol centric, with an expanded territory the role for local representatives to connect all interested parties has become essential. Stroud based Join in China are delighted to be given the opportunity to be Chief Representative for Gloucestershire for WofECB. Full story >


01 Jul, 2016

The English language will play a major part in securing deals with China when Britain leaves the EU, Matthew Rous, HM Consul-General in Bristol’s sister city of Guangzhou and Guangdong Province told business people on his first visit to Bristol. Full story >