China is one of the largest investing countries and a leading importer of British producers with a well-known interest among consumers in British education and properties. Demands for cooperation with British technological sectors, innovations, creative industries and service industries including healthcare and elderly care are on the rise exponentially.
The transformation of Chinese economy from investment and export-led to a more balanced economy with consumption and service-led growth to supplement competitive manufacturing sectors will continue to generate new opportunities for years to come.
At the end of 2015, China and UK upgraded the relationship of the two countries to Global Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the view of opportunities for both countries to work together in the world. China is now a leading force in the globalisation with its Belt and Road strategy helping to build and connect trade infrastructures across Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asia and parts of Europe.
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An ever-increasing number of Chinese-owned companies, institutions and individuals have been investing in the region in recent years. These include Dahua, Galanz, GigaDevice Semiconductor, HikVision and TP-Link.
The region has particularly strong synergies with Guangdong Province and its 21 cities; which have proved an active source of Chinese investment into the Thames Valley. A number of companies from this area, including Huawei Technologies, Hytera and ZTE have their UK operations in the region.
The Economy of Guangdong is one of the most regions prosperous in China. It is also the largest economy of a sub-national entity in terms of GDP US$ 1.22 trillion.
China is one of the largest investing countries and a leading importer of British producers with a well-known interest among consumers in British education and properties. Demands for cooperation with British technological sectors, innovations, creative industries and service industries including healthcare and elderly care are experiencing exponential growth.
The China Desk at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce provides support for both Chinese companies across China who would like to enter the UK market and those who are already based in the UK and are looking to expand their businesses. Organisations using this service can benefit from the well-supported and resourceful partner networks in China and the UK.