Stephen Perry has been involved with China since his earliest days. His father was the leader of the Icebreaker group to China in 1953 which restarted UK-China trade relations a year after starting up the business in which Stephen is today Managing Director, London Export Corporation. This year is the company’s 60th anniversary of trade with China.
Stephen grew up with letters from China and stories from China and after studying law at UCL he joined the company full time. The company traded commodities with China and distributed consumer goods in the UK. Stephen opened up US-China trade for the company in 1971/72 and went on to establish subsidiaries there. In the early 90’s he decided to focus on strategic long term deals with China and put together some of the ground breaking deals of that period in China. More recently he has again broken new ground with a deal in Africa with China and a western company.
Stephen is chair of the legendary 48 Group who have been working with China since 1953. Their mission is to develop a positive relationship with China.
One of his main missions is to ensure that the British better understand China. His talk will be around that theme – understand China to work effectively with China.
Below are two links to speeches made in Switzerland by President Xi Jinping. They are very significant and full of content. President Xi was essentially saying that a world working together to innovate new ways of growing… Read More ›
Monday 23 January 2017 – The Dorchester, Park Lane, London Chinese New Year was welcomed early by the traditional 48 Group Chinese New Year event. This year, for the first time, we were delighted to welcome CCCUK – the Chinese… Read More ›
Dear Friends Technology is very challenging to me. I am sending out three links which I think are significant. Excuse my lay out. 1. The first is an article from China economic review – short but pithy…. Read More ›
Dear All A good article on New Silk Roads – NSR – which is a complex simple idea https://article.wn.com/view/2016/12/29/5_Upheavals_To_Expect_From_The_New_Silk_Road_In_2017/ Stephen
Dear Friends President Xi Jinping made an important speech for the New Year. I have said before many commentators complain that China does not advise its intentions in advance. China does but it does it in a Chinese way. This… Read More ›
Here is President Xi’s New Year speech Roll up your sleeves and Taiwan is a red line for China. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/01/c_135948551.htm Stephen