China and the Far East

We support the China & Far East Area Association which co-ordinates, develops and communicates Birmingham’s engagement, across all sectors of the economy with China and countries in the Far East region.

Its focus is on:

  • Education: Connections between schools, colleges and our four universities.
  • Trade, investment and commercial partnering: Working with our colleagues in UKTI, Business Birmingham and Marketing Birmingham.
  • Cultural and civic links: Artist and cultural exchanges are underway with the city of Guangzhou, and the Library of Birmingham and the Library of Guangzhou have an active Memorandum of Understanding. There are also regular outbound and incoming trade and government visits.

We are helping to give meaning to the sister city relationships with Guangzhou, Changchun and Nanjing in particular, but our work is not exclusive to those cites; through our network we are in contact with other areas such as Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Shenyang.

Contact: andrew.dunbar@birmingham.gov.uk

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