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04 Nov, 2015

Last week’s four-day Fifth Plenary Session in Beijing saw China’s leaders meet to determine the blueprint for China’s policies over the next five years. Although the full details won’t be released in March next year, below are 13 highlights from the communique published following the session: Full story >

Guangzhou delegation visit Bristol

22 Oct, 2015

A delegation from Bristol’s sister city Guangzhou visited as part of the Smart Cities programme, meeting representatives of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau on their first evening in the West Country. Full story >

China now has more billionaires than the U.S.

21 Oct, 2015

Even with concerns over its economy, China can now claim to have surpassed the U.S. in one wealth indicator: the number of billionaires within its borders. Full story >

Chinese investors targeting Bristol and South West

15 Oct, 2015

Colliers International in Bristol representing Chinese seeking investment opportunities. Full story >

29 Sep, 2015

EEN MISSION TO QINGDAO & CHENGDU (November 2015) Full story >

Guangzhou Second Job Affair for Talents who have been Studying Overseas

18 Sep, 2015

Inviting Enterprises and Institutions who have offices in Guangzhou to Participate in the “Guangzhou Second Job Affair for Talents who have been Studying Overseas” Full story >

Brunelcare welcome Chinese visitors

08 Sep, 2015

Last week Brunelcare welcomed a delegation of 10 Chinese visitors to look round the care home, dementia facilities and offices at Brunelcare’s Saffron Gardens site. Full story >

UWE Professor advises China on Air Quality

13 Jul, 2015

Professor Martin Bigg recently visited ChinaI as a member of a small team of academics and environmental leaders organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering and led by John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The team were invited by the Consultative Committee to the State Council to advise on air quality matters, and the drafting of Chinese air quality legislation. They presented at a national symposium on Air Quality hosted by the State Council in Beijing and undertook field visits to local facilities including their impressive environmental monitoring centre. Full story >

China's trademark turnaround offers hope for brands fighting 'Squatters'

13 Jul, 2015

Tesla, Apple, Sotheby’s, Penfolds, and Michael Jordan are just a few of the many notable names that have grappled with China’s notorious “trademark squatters,” battles that had long proven unsuccessful—until now. This week marked the first time a Chinese court ruled in favor of a foreign brand against a squatter, indicating that recent legal reforms may have made a significant difference in the way trademark issues are treated in China for international companies. Full story >

UK's Schengen Visa breakthrough raises retailers' hopes for chinese tourist access

02 Jul, 2015

The UK’s new partnership with Belgium finally allows Schengen Area visa applicants to visit the UK without a separate visa. Full story >