posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:48 PM
Mr Blair told journalists discussions with Mr Hu would focus on the growing economic links between the two countries as well as international security
issues and climate change. During their stay, the presidential couple will attend a banquet in the presence of the Queen at Buckingham Palace and
visit an exhibition of Chinese art at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Trade between the UK and China is rising fast. It was worth $19.7bn (£11.4bn) in 2004, according to official Chinese sources. This was an increase
of 37% on the previous year.
British direct investment in China by companies stands at about $13bn.
Several of the largest deals have involved the British-based banks, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland, taking stakes in China's leading banks.
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this is a very good development as china is a growing economicly and is a very good investment since it would bring in more trade for both sides.
since Trade between the UK and China is rising fast. It was worth $19.7bn (£11.4bn) in 2004.
would like to see how the figure rises in the next couple of years
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[edit on 8-11-2005 by bodrul]