Shanghai has 67 branches of foreign banks from 28 countries and regions, and 68 representative offices from 22 countries and regions.

The number of foreign-invested financial institutions setting up shop in Shanghai has continued to increase in 2017. During the first half of the year a total of four foreign banks obtained approval to operate branch entities in Shanghai, including Japan’s Shoko Chukin Bank, the UAE’s United National Bank, Macau’s Tai Fung Bank and Thailand’s Kasikornbank. Thailand’s Siam…

via Foreign Banks Continue to Flock to Shanghai — China Banking News

 

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“Guangdong saw nearly $1bn UK investment in 2016.”/ “Opportunities in infrastructure, professional services, energy, tourism and science.”

The ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): UK-China Cooperation and Opportunities’ Seminar was held in Guangzhou on July 13 after one was wrapped up in Shenzhen the day before. Organized by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), the seminar aims to discuss and outline opportunities for cooperations between China and UK under the BRI. It was attended…

via Belt and Road Seminar ties Chinese and UK enterprises in Guangdong — CBBC News

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The ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): UK-China Cooperation and Opportunities’ Seminar was held in Guangzhou on July 13 after one was wrapped up in Shenzhen the day before.

Organized by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), the seminar aims to discuss and outline opportunities for cooperations between China and UK under the BRI. It was attended by officers from the UK and Guangdong governments, and attracted representatives from major enterprises of two countries, such as ABP, PWC and KPMG.

Ma Hua, Deputy Director General of Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, said Guangdong attaches great importance to the cooperation with UK in various fields and he hopes the seminar could deepen cooperation between two countries under the B&R framework.

“Guangdong saw nearly $1 billion UK investment in 2016,” said Ma Hua, “in the meantime, UK is increasingly attractive to Guangdong enterprises and investors. Renowned enterprises including China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company, Country Garden and Huawei have already settled their investment projects in UK.”

Jeff Astle, Excutive Director China of CBBC, then outlined major sectors which show opportunities for China-UK cooperation under the B&R framework based on a report jointly developed by CBBC and Chinese Academy Of International Trade And Economic Cooperation.

“We see opportunities in a wide range of sectors, such as infrastructure, professional services, energy, tourism and science,” said Jeff Astle, “and Guangdong government has been encouraging local enterprises to invest in the BRI in recent years. For example, the province is integrating its ports including the Guangzhou Port into a world’s leading port cluster. These investment projects will benefit the China-UK cooperation in multiple fields in the future.”

Besides, the seminar invited representatives from Sanpower Group, Atkins, ABP Royal Albert Dock London to share their projects experience under the B&R framework, elaborating their cooperation models and outcomes.

It also organized discussions on topical issues, such as advantage complementarity for UK-China cooperation, financing, HR issue and risk management for Belt and Road projects.

A special thank you to the sponsors for the event – ABP Royal Albert Dock London, Atkins, and Sanpower Group

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Copyright Recordal in China

Copyright recordal is not mandatory in China. However, it is recommended that UK companies consider voluntary recordal of copyright. Recordal can help prove copyright ownership in infringement actions and other disputes, administrative procedures, and commercial negotiations. Return to the UK-China IP Webpage

via Guidance: Copyright Recordal in China — China – Activity on GOV.UK

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Ten top tips for export health certificates via @OpentoExport

Export Health Certificates (EHCs) are official Government documents, issued by APHA (Animal and plant health agency) and signed by an official veterinarian (OV) to certify that certain foods and products of animal origin meet certain standards of hygiene and disease status, to enable them to be exported from the UK to outside the EU (and…

via Ten top tips for export health certificates — Open to Export

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UK-TAIWAN TRADE

UK-TAIWAN TRADE

via UK-TAIWAN TRADE

“UK exports to Taiwan hit £1,799 million in 2015. Goods exports were £1,217 million and
services exports were £582 million. In a year that Taiwan’s GDP growth slowed from 4.02% in 2014 to just 0.72%, UK exports to Taiwan experienced a 11.3% year-on-year fall as services exports contracted by £158 million.

Top UK export sectors were: business and financial services, beverages (mainly whisky), machinery and mechanical appliances, pharmaceutical products and vehicles.
Taiwan invested a total of US$114.8 million in the UK in 2016, considerably better than the 5-year1 average of US$ 10 million annually, prior to the large increase that took place in 2014 and 2015, and third overall in Europe behind the Netherlands and Austria.

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