Following the outcome of the EU referendum, the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and British Chamber of Commerce in China (BritCham) remain confident about the prospects for the UK-China trade and investment relationship.
Tremendous opportunities exist for UK companies across China in a wide range of sectors. The UK remains a welcoming destination for Chinese investment. And there are ever-growing opportunities for partnerships between UK and Chinese companies around the world, not least arising from the Belt and Road initiative. CBBC and BritCham will continue to work with our members on all of these dimensions to help identify new opportunities and build upon existing links.
The success of UK companies in China is built on deep foundations of innovation and technological capacity, creative and trusted brands, and partnerships that have endured and flourished over many years. These are qualities that are respected and embraced in China, and will continue to drive business relationships long into the future.
The UK is also a long-established destination for globally-minded Chinese scholars, travellers and investors. Again the factors that drive this attraction – outstanding schools and universities, cultural heritage and storied history, corporate transparency and rule of law – remain unchanged.