Well more money into the UK from China in 18 months, than in the past 30 years. China invested over 8 Billion pounds in 2012-13, and this week after a meeting with David Carmeron, The Chinese premier Mr Li, along with a very large business delegation, are likely to invest another 18 billion pounds in the UK, within energy and finance.
Visa changes and a visit with the Queen at windsor castle probably helped ..alot
UK Business is Global
The Global economy is built on relationships between governments, and countries. This is the most important and simplest way to build a countries economy and it beggars belief, some of the restrictions that stop this happening, and seem to be farcical in their most basic form. Like visas for instance, you may or may not know, that The UK is not part of the “shengen visa system” This is an open visa sysyem that allows business people, from around the world to visit 26 countries, in and around europe, with a single Visa…. but hey! not the UK.
Well it seems a quick visit from The Chinese premier to the UK this week. maybe it was meeting the Queen….and changes that should have been made years ago happen overnight, and a single “shengen” visa has been approved for chinese visitors and it will be easier for chinese visitors and business people to enter the UK using a shengen visa, but still this is not extended to the other shengen visa countries WHY?