This week International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, travelled to China for his first international visit of the new year to advance the UK’s trade and investment relationship. This second-stage visit to Beijing and Shenzhen saw Dr Fox meet with the Chinese Minister of Commerce, Zhong Shan, and the chairman of one of the world’s largest insurance companies, Ma Mingzhe from Ping An.

Dr Fox said: “As an international economic department, we want 2018 to be the year of exporting with businesses across the UK seizing the opportunities that the world provides.”

China is the UK’s fifth largest trading partner with trade between the two countries worth £59.3 billion in 2016, a 9.4 per cent increase from the previous year. Read more >