CUKBDC Chair welcome Ningbo Mayor's Delegation in London

The very first senior level government delegation visited UK - The UK-China Business Development Center welcomes Mayor Tang Feifan from Ningbo, China



2月15日,英中商业发展中心主席John Mclean在伦敦热情欢迎宁波市市长代表团一行来访。

On February 15, John Mclean OBE, Chair of the UK-China Business Development Center warmly welcomed the delegation led by the Mayor of Ningbo in London.

John Mclean主席在欢迎致辞中指出,疫情三年给全球带来很多变化对于英国来说,现在是时候更新与中国的接触并积极推进双边关系了。英国正致力于成为全球化的英国,它在金融、技术和创新方面具有突出实力宁波是一座充满活力的城市拥有一流的港口,经济发达、国际交往活跃,是一个开展经贸合作地方!英中商业发展中心在浙江的团队长期深耕当地,我们对继续推动英国和宁波的合作充满信心!

In his welcome speech, John indicated that over the last three years, Covid has created some geopolitical headwinds, however, we are now entering calmer covid waters and for the UK, it is now time for us to refresh our engagement with China and positively progress our bilateral relationship. The UK is committed to becoming a global UK with outstanding strengths in finance, technology and innovation. Ningbo is a vibrant city with a first-class port, developed economy and active international engagement. In our eyes, it is a good place to do business! The team of the UK-China Business Development Center in Zhejiang has been cultivating the local area for a long time, and we are full of confidence in continuing to promote the cooperation between the UK and Ningbo!


The role of CUKBDC is to innovate, pilot, collaborate and execute, creating new approaches for UK-China business collaboration. At present, CUKBDC is actively preparing the Chinese Lounge in London. The China Lounge aims to be a virtual hub with the aim of facilitating instant and centralized connections between China and the UK, providing a one-stop China-UK service for stakeholders from both countries and partners from business and academic networks!


The UK-China Business Development Center also invited a number of British companies from sectors like new energy, fintech, funds, investment and legal services, as well as representatives of some Chinese-funded enterprises that have achieved remarkable success in the UK market, to join the productive offline dialogue and discussions with Ningbo delegation.


Mayor Tang Feifan introduced the latest development of Ningbo. He also extended a warm invitation to John Mclean, Chair of the UK-China Business Development Center, and the UK attendees to visit Ningbo soon.


CUKBDC also invited the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the UK CCCUK as a partner to co-host the event. Fang Wenjian, Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the UK and President of Bank of China London Branch, attended the event.


Through this event, CUKBDC and Ningbo government has reached a consensus, and will form a cooperation mechanism around the fields and industries agreed upon in this event, continue to work together, and help Ningbo develop and create for investment promotion, foreign trade expansion, and British technology, service, capital and other advantageous fields. New projects and opportunities.