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5 year visa for Chinese citizens to Ireland announced

June 26, 2019

Ireland has announced that from 1st July 2019, they will introduce a new 5 year entry visa for Chinese citizens coming to the country. Charles Flanagan, Irish minister for Justice …


Beijing new airport tests first flight

May 20, 2019

Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway on 13th May 2019. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, …


Shanghai’s entrepreneur visa attracts foreigners

May 20, 2019

Shanghai has in recent years unveiled several measures to facilitate foreigners obtain entrepreneur visas and set up startups to encourage them to launch their business plans in the city. Since …


Foreign investment continues in Chinese manufacturing amid trade tensions

May 20, 2019

Investment in Chinese manufacturing increased by 11.4% from the previous year. This despite trade tensions between China and the US continuing. At the same time, China’s actual use of foreign …


Belt and Road immigration fast lanes open at Chinese major ports

April 30, 2019

New Belt and Road immigration fast lanes have opened at major Chinese ports. The China’s National Immigration Administration now allows people engaging in Belt and Road-related businesses to enter the …


China upgrades its currency to 5th edition

April 30, 2019

China’s central bank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has upgraded the Chinese currency, official called renminbi (RMB) to the fifth edition. The bank announced that a new batch of …


Guangdong to allow visa free access

April 30, 2019

Guangdong province in South China will allow overseas travelers from 53 nations and regions to enjoy a 144-hour visa-free visit starting in May, with an aim to further promote the …


Norway to China flight to launch on 15th May

April 30, 2019

Norway is set to have it own non-stop flight to China once Hainan Airlines begins service between Oslo and Beijing. Hainan Airlines will be launching the service on 15th May …


Shenzhen Direct Flight to Dublin begins

February 26, 2019

The opening ceremony of the Hainan Airlines Shenzhen direct flight to Dublin was held at Dublin Airport yesterday. This is the third direct flight from China to Ireland. It follows …


British Foreign Office publishes China economic factsheet

January 8, 2019

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Economics Unit’s economic factsheets summaries key economic data for over 180 of the world’s economies on just 2 pages. They offer a snapshot …


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Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
February 26, 2018 by China Hub

Following the announcement by the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn in the UK that the Labour party would favour the creation of a customs union with the EU. We …

China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
February 15, 2018 by China Hub

The UK Science and Innovation Network updated their country snapshot for China. The Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot for China provides information on the local Science and Innovation landscape, …

May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

Theresa May arrives in China soon with one goal, “make Brexit a success”. But what does China have to do with this? Well when the UK leaves the European Union, …

Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

On 1st January 2018 China banned the import of certain plastics and recycling materials, due to environmental concerns around the way these are recycled. Basically saying to the world “keep …

UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
January 29, 2018 by China Hub

UK-China Relationship after Brexit China Hub has today published its discussion paper on the future relationship of UK-China relations after Brexit. The paper discusses the different options for Brexit and …


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