About Us

The All Party Parliamentary China Group (APPCG) was established in 1997 to widen the parliamentary contribution to the UK-China bilateral relationship. Our mission is to ensure parliamentarians  are kept well informed on China, and to act as a platform for discussions on all issues of importance to the UK-China relationship.

For more information about APPCG and our activities, please contact us.


Parliament and the National People’s Congress

The APPCG seeks to strengthen the relationship between Parliament and its legislative counterpart the National People’s Congress. In particular, the APPCG’s activities provide a valuable opportunity to increase cross-parliamentary dialogue and develop understanding between the two legislatures, as well as facilitating discussion and exchange of ideas on topical issues.

The APPCG has a counterpart organisation in the National People’s Congress in the form of the China-UK Friendship Group. In 2006 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to consolidate the relationship between the two groups, and since then there have been regular exchanges to facilitate closer dialogue and deepen knowledge and understanding.

For more information about the National People’s Congress, please visit their English website.


Great Britain-China Centre

The GBCC has supported the APPCG since its establishment in 1997, and acts as a valuable source of advice and guidance. One key source of collaboration between our two organisations is a shared Coordinator, who is employed on a part-time basis by the APPCG, and is responsible for the administration and organisation of the group’s activities.

For more information, please visit the GBCC website.


China-Britain Business Council

The CBBC is an important supporter of the APPCG’s work, and since 2014 has co-hosted the APPCG annual Chinese New Year reception for businesses working or hoping to work in China, alongside representatives from the Chinese Embassy, UKTI and MPs and Peers from all parties. CBBC and APPCG are also working together to hold China Business Seminars in constituencies across the country, helping UK businesses to export and attract inward investment from China.

For more information, please visit the CBBC website.


This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.