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.
LONDON, April 26 (Xinhua) — It is now time for fully embracing the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to secure better growth and development opportunities, the head of a British business association said. “BRI’s main focus is helping the… Read More ›
The connection below will take you to the deliverables from the Forum. Quite an impressive list http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/27/c_138015765.htm Stephen
So two years on and BRI has not only expanded enormously, turning expressions of intent, into real projects underway, but the world has turned up its interest. This forum shows the world’s appetite for China’s ideas, knowing that they are… Read More ›
The first features Keith about three paragraphs from the end. The second features the Perry family http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/23/c_138000491.htm http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/23/c_138001629.htm Stephen
It is stories like this that evidence how China plans its long terminal a very broad approach. The west is continually surprised by China’s innovation http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/04/c_137949759.htm Stephen
My colleague, Keith Bennett, sent me the link below. Sit back and spend 23 minutes on a great journey. And thanks to all who put this together. And then watch the series. Stephen