Political & Economic Dialogues

Since 2007, GBCC has held regular political and economic dialogues involving cross-party groups of UK parliamentarians and senior Chinese officials and policy-makers from the ruling Communist Party or its offshoot, the Communist Youth League, with the purpose of deepening understanding between the political elites of both sides and building relationships for the future.

Over 200 Chinese and UK politicians have now attended these dialogues, with alumni having gone on to become ministers in both governments over the years, including seven currently serving UK ministers. The delegations each year are also led by serving or former ministers on both sides, and each year the discussion is broadened to include MPs and others joining for the first time.

In between these dialogues, GBCC works with the UK government on increasing the depth and scope of people-to-people dialogues and region-to-region dialogues, encouraging the development of strong, friendly UK-China relations from multiple angles and across a broad spectrum.

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Jo Johnson And Jesse Norman 2013 Leadership Forum

UK-China Leadership Forum

The UK-China Leadership Forum is GBCC’s flagship political dialogue. It is held alternately in the UK and China, and has become an established platform for informal, closed-door discussion and debate, ultimately developing the UK...

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2010 The First Ylrt

UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable

The UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable was launched in 2010 to help bridge the gulf in understanding among young politicians of both countries, finding ways to work together for mutual prosperity, and building a network of lasting personal...

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