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.
Following the opening of the 19th National People’s Congress in Beijing, please find enclosed a personal view on President Xi’s speech by the leading economist and a regular contributor to the 48 Group Club, Dr Gerard Lyons. President Xi… Read More ›
In two weeks the 19th Party congress will convene. Much chitter chatter about who will be in what position and what it implies. But if you go back to the 18th Party Congress in 2012, the important issues were not… Read More ›
John Ross is based in China as a Visiting professor. His experience in international economics and China’s development is always useful. Here he comments on the context of the upcoming 19th Party Congress. It is a useful piece of… Read More ›
Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-13 20:23:27|Editor: Lu Hui For original article and video please click here Chinese President Xi Jinping has crafted a unique diplomatic strategy for his country that serves the creation of a community of shared destiny for humankind, observers… Read More ›
The article I link to below is a significant piece. Some would dismiss it as propaganda and find holes in it. I think it is one of those pieces which tells us much about China’s core thinking of economic development… Read More ›
This is an important speech by President Xi at the 10th Annual Conference of BRICS. Very significant Stephen http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/03/c_129695215.htm