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City of London & China

China is one of the City of London's key markets ​​

The City of London manages a dedicated programme of engagement with China, facilitated by our representative offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

Trading links between China and the UK have never been stronger. Our work in promoting and supporting the interests of UK-based financial services companies in China further strengthens the mutually beneficial connection. Likewise, we work with numerous Chinese firms wanting to do business here in the UK.

The City of London Advisory Council for China was launched in 2010 to guide the City's engagement with China and the work of our own China-based offices. The Council meets annually in China and London to review progress in financial services reform, discuss work on the City's priority areas over the preceding six months and establish new areas of focus. Its members are local industry experts, who identify real issues faced by businesses and provide practical guidance. It is this on-the-ground information that is of genuine critical value to the growth process.

Having a well-established presence in Beijing and Shanghai means we can offer connections into firms, policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders, as well as involvement in events and work programmes.

Our current areas of focus include:

  • The internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB) and the growth of the UK as a centre for RMB business
  • The development of Chinese capital markets
  • Two-way investment between China and the UK
  • Insurance/reinsurance
  • Maritime services.

To help facilitate this work, the City of London's representative offices in China produce a weekly news monitor regarding Chinese financial services news and market developments. To subscribe, please email​.

Please contact or 020 7332 3659 to speak to a member of the team or for any further information about the City's China engagement programme.​

12 March 2012
Last Modified:
10 January 2017