London has a long-standing relationship with the Chinese people, and not just because of the Chinese community we have here in London. In keeping with this history and the GLA’s statutory duty to promote economic development, the GLA has long worked to promote London overseas, attract inward investment and share knowledge with the Chinese people for the benefit of Londoners.
London & Partners has undertaken 60 Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) trade missions to promote London’s businesses and secure inward investment since May 2016. Five of these 60 delegations from London & Partners have been to China.
Between 2013-2015, there were three trade missions to China, including the delegation led by the former Mayor, Boris Johnson.