Beer & Young recently attended the China Association Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 13th December in London. In attendance were members of both the China-Britain Business Council and the China Association as well as esteemed guests amongst whom was Lord Heseltine whose speech “43 years from his first visit” captivated the audience.
His discussions with China’s leaders concerned the intent of opening up reform during the heights of Mao Zedong Thought and were instrumental in achieving better political relations between Britain and China.
The lunch itself was a fantastic occasion, B&Y would like to extend our warm gratitude to the China Association and the China-Britain Business Council for the invitation and also to Lord Heseltine for being such an engaging speaker. His anecdotes of the handover period of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the UK to China in 1997 were particularly insightful. It was truly fascinating to hear of the impetus placed on long term strategies and how the need for political and economic stability was of paramount importance.
The Q&A session proved to be much-loved amongst attendees with many questions pertaining to recent geo-political events such as Brexit and its impact on the economy. The event was well rounded off with comments from Sir Christopher Hum KCMG, former Ambassador to China providing closing remarks.
If you would like to learn more about how British and China’s businesses work together, we definitely recommend visiting the CBBC website below. You can read their recent news stories and contact an advisor through there. We at B&Y welcome deals with Chinese businesses and look forward to stronger connections throughout 2017 and beyond.