Dear friends,

 

I wanted to share a few photos from an exciting event which we held this afternoon here in the House of Commons.

We brought together Leeds business leaders, academics and politicians with a group of Chinese investors to make the case for further Chinese investment in Leeds.

I chaired the proceedings and we had presentations from a stellar cast of speakers,

-          Hilary Benn MP for Leeds Central    

Dear friends,

 

I wanted to share a few photos from an exciting event which we held this afternoon here in the House of Commons.

We brought together Manchester business leaders, academics and politicians with a group of Chinese investors to make the case for further Chinese investment in Manchester.

I chaired the proceedings and we had presentations from a stellar cast of speakers,

 

Dear friends,

 

To coincide with the visit of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang I spoke with a journalist from one of the leading Chinese news agencies - Xinhua News Agency.

 

The interview and subsequent piece has been picked up by a number of Chinese news outlets, for example here, but you can read the text here below:

My article in the Yorkshire post, 13 September 2013

Only a Yorkshire firm would have the chutzpah to sell tea to China. Yet, nearly 10 years ago, that was the deal delivered by Taylors of Harrogate, the makers of Yorkshire Tea, which dispatched its first £30,000-worth of flavoured teas to Shanghai. It was an auspicious sign for the future – and it’s the kind of story we need to hear far more.