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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 >

Paul Hardman - What does Brexit mean for our relationship with China

27 Jun, 2016

Bristol & West of England China Bureau Company secretary Paul Hardman's view on Brexit and our relationship with China. Full story >

27 May, 2016

Our China Healthcare Forum at HSBC in Bristol was well-attended as people learned about opportunities for South West businesses in that sector in China. Romane Jackman captured some of the major points in a video, which serves as a reminder for those who attended and is here for information for those unable to get to the event. Full story >

Latest Chinese delegation drops in on studios – and Roman Baths

20 May, 2016

The latest high-powered delegation from China toured the West Country this week to take a closer look at Bristol’s newsgathering services along with Bath’s world-famous Roman Baths. Full story >

One of the country’s first modular hotels is under construction at Bristol Airport

18 Apr, 2016

Cementing the South West’s links with businesses in China one of the country’s first modular hotels is under construction at Bristol Airport. Full story >

World first as Bristol selected to become key investment portal for China’s ‘Silicon Valley’

14 Apr, 2016

Bristol’s business partnership with Guangzhou has been further strengthened with the announcement of a major new development initiative between the two cities. Full story >