Lewis Neal, the newly appointed His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for China and Hong Kong provided Asia House Corporate Members with the latest updates on UK-China trade relations at an off-the-record digital briefing on Wednesday, 22 November.
Speaking from Beijing, Neal outlined trade complementarity between the UK and China, efforts by the UK government to support businesses with market access and exports, and the challenges of maintaining engagement during the upcoming UK election year. The former Director for Economic Diplomacy at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) also discussed the potential implications of former Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent appointment as Foreign Secretary on UK-China ties.
Asia House Corporate Members joined the discussion from around the globe to hear HMTC’s insights. Neal was asked his views on a wide range of topics, including the UK-China JETCO and potential financial services dialogue, China’s approach to green transition, and where China currently sits on the UK government’s list of priorities for the Indo-Pacific.
Chaired by Charlie Humphreys, Director of Corporate Affairs at Asia House, the digital briefing offered Asia House Corporate Members valuable insights into the recent developments in UK-China trade relations and prospects of closer ties between the UK and the world’s second-largest economy.
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