Welcome to the Great Britain-China Centre
The Great Britain-China Centre promotes understanding between China and the UK.
We are the leading UK organisation facilitating effective dialogue with Chinese government, society and business to provide direct delivery of policy objectives.
Our aim is to meet the priorities of a rapidly changing China and enable UK organisations to engage effectively and competitively with Chinese counterparts. We are a small, flexible and expert organisation, with competence across a wide range of legal, social and good governance issues.
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GREAT BRITAIN-CHINA CENTRE APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR
The Great Britain China Centre appointed a new executive director, Richard Pascoe, to succeed Katie Lee, who was director for 16 years.
Richard Pascoe was formerly the director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham from 2004 to 2010.
Katie Lee has joined the FCO/UKTI and moved to the British Embassy in Beijing as Head of China Infrastructure Investment. During her tenure at GBCC, she worked to develop close relations between young leaders of both countries and run a series of collaborative projects with Chinese partners to promote effective dialogue on the rule of law and human rights.
Previously a journalist and country manager with Reuters, the news and information organisation, Richard Pascoe lived and worked in the East Asia from 1980 to 2002. He was manager of the Reuters group of companies in China in the mid-1990s before moving to Tokyo where he spent four years as president of Reuters Japan.
A fluent Mandarin speaker, Richard Pascoe graduated in Chinese and Linguistics at the University of Leeds. He first visited China in 1974, when he studied in China at the Beijing Languages Institute and Peking University on a British Council scholarship. He worked in China from 1980-83 as a Reuters correspondent, covering the trial of the so-called Gang of Four Maoist leaders and the rise to power of Deng Xiaoping. After further postings to Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he returned as manager of Reuters business in China from 1994-98. He was an international business adviser on the China Desk at UK Trade and Investment from 2003-4. Over the past three years he has managed the Chevening Chinese Young Leaders Training Programme for the University of Nottingham on behalf of the FCO and the All-China Youth Federation.