This morning Asia House welcomed Sir Julian King, Director-General, Economic and Consular at the FCO, who joined our corporate members for an exclusive roundtable discussion on China.
The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule. Topics covered included recent regulatory changes in China and how UK businesses can keep abreast of such changes; the progress of proposed EU free trade agreements with a range of Asian countries including China; the China-Africa trade and investment corridor; the UK’s target to increase exports to China; urbanisation in China and the internationalisation of the Renminbi.
Companies represented included Anglo American, Arup, GSK, Heathrow Airport, Linklaters, McKinsey & Company, Nikkei, Prudential, Standard Chartered and Tesco.
Our next Breakfast Briefing is on 23 January when HM High Commissioner to India, Sir James Bevan KCMG, will give a private briefing exclusively for Asia House corporate members on the prospects for reform in India under Narendra Modi, the country’s recently elected prime minister, followed by a roundtable discussion under the Chatham House Rule. Click here for more information.
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