GBCC welcomes a new Director - Richard Pascoe
has joined GBCC as the Director as of 24 September 2012. We wish Katie Lee
, out-going director, best wishes in her new position at UKTI in Beijing.
The Great Britain-China Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes mutual understanding between the UK and China and aims to build long-term connections between decision-makers in the two countries. The Great Britain-China Centre believes that the UK and China will prosper politically, socially and economically through better cooperation and understanding.
We are expert in the design and delivery of projects
aimed at sharing UK and EU legal, social and good governance best practice models with China. As China develops over the next ten years, the UK will play an active role in sharing best practice and become increasingly receptive to engaging with China across a wide range of issues. Fostering long term relationships will be vital for the future of both countries. The GBCC is dedicated to promoting this understanding.
Set up in 1974, we are a not-for profit company limited by guarantee and an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. We are governed by a Board
and our Chairman is appointed by the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs.
We raise programme funds from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the European Union, other multi-lateral organisations, the private sector and individual donations, and receive an annual grant-in-aid from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of £270,000.
The values of promoting understanding between Britain and China have remained constant over the course of our work. But the way in which that objective is met has changed dramatically as China, and the UK’s relationship with China, have developed. We continue to adapt in order to maximise the impact of the funds we receive, and to make a significant contribution to Sino-British understanding.