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.
Since the last decade China has been embarking on a public test trial of a new long term structure for governing China. Provinces, the 4 big cities, autonomous regions and special areas of Hong Kong and Macau and Taiwan have… Read More ›
Lead story on Ministry of Foreign Affairs site for last three days https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/t1635187.shtml
Our Dinner drew many leaders and wonderful speeches from Lord Heseltine and Ambassador Liu Xiaoming. Here is the Xinhua report on the excellent speech by Baroness Fairhead, Minister of Trade http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/01/c_137792903.htm Have a great new year Stephen
This speech by Vice President Wang Qishan is an important opener to the last part of the bilateral negotiation with the USA. This will represent the views of the highest levels in China. https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting/sessions/special-address-by-wang-qishan-vice-president-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china# Stephen
As Europe struggles to deal with free movement of people, and federal rule of law – the two biggest UK concerns – we can consider that neither Asia, nor NAFTA, would develop a continental unity that included either of these… Read More ›
Dear Friends Attached is a speech by Ambassador Liu when he welcomed my medal at a reception in London. It is, as usual, a very well written speech, containing many key messages Stephen H.E. Ambassador Liu… Read More ›