Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
“The Sino-British relationship is a tremendous success story. From services to schools; iPhones to tea, our countries have a special and integral place in each other’s lives.
“British businesses are keen to play their part in further deepening and engraining the economic ties between China and the United Kingdom. With the consumer market alone worth over £3.3 trillion, this relationship creates thousands of jobs in the UK and China, raising living standards and boosting productivity.
“As the UK forges a new global trading future, it is well ahead of the curve in making the most of its relationship with the world’s fastest growing economy. By making inroads into China’s lesser economically known regions, the UK stands to profit from China’s move from manufacturing and infrastructure into technology and services, writing a new chapter in the golden era of relations.”
Notes to Editors:
Read the CBI’s latest report on British trade and investment with China, Sterling Assets China.