10 February 2014

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A turning point for China? The UK-China business relationship in the Year of the Horse

Is investing in China still an attractive proposition for foreign companies?

A turning point for China? The UK-China business relationship in the Year of the Horse

In December 2013 David Cameron took the largest ever delegation of British business people to China, signing over £6bn worth of deals for British businesses. 

The opportunities for British companies in China clearly remain significant, but there has also been considerable investment in the other direction in recent years too.

However, all of this is set against a backdrop of slowing GDP growth, rising wages and regulatory challenges that have led some commentators to question whether investing in China is still as an attractive proposition for foreign companies as it once was. 

In this podcast, we debate the challenges and opportunities for UK companies investing in China; the size of the prize for Chinese companies investing in the UK; and the significance of David Cameron’s recent visit.

We are joined by 

  • Guy Dru-Drury, the chief CBI representative in China; 
  • Daniella Goldman, the director of public policy and government relations at Huawei Technologies UK; 
  • Ian Hunt, the Gabbitas education managing director; and
  • Duncan Innes-Ker, the Economist Joint Intelligence Unit's regional editor, Asia.

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