On February 1st, the APPCG held our 2016 annual APPCG Chinese New Year reception in the House of Commons, hosted by Chair of the APPCG, Richard Graham MP.
This year we were delighted to welcome our Guests of Honour, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, alongside H.E. Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming.
Guests included many businesses working or hoping to work in China, alongside representatives from the Chinese Embassy, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the Foreign Office, UKTI, and MPs and Peers from all parties.
The Secretary of State and the Chinese Ambassador spoke warmly of the increasing strength in links between UK and China, and the fantastic year which we have seen in UK-China relations, culminating in the State Visit from President Xi Jinping last October. Guests also heard from VisitBritain’s CEO Sally Balcombe and CBBC Chairman Lord Sassoon on the great strides they have been making in further opening UK exports and tourism to China.
A selection of photos from the event can be viewed below, and for any enquiries please contact us.