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PM announces Chinese investment and university partnerships

Published: Friday, 18 January 2008   Category: Government policies

Stronger economic ties with China may prove beneficial for students and graduates, following the prime minister's visit to the country.

Embarking upon his first visit to China, prime minister Gordon Brown said that Britain would "welcome" investment from China.

The prime minister told reporters in Beijing that he wanted Britain to be the "destination of choice" for Chinese businesses.

Additionally, Mr Brown said that by 2010 there would be 100 new Chinese organisations investing in the country, as well as "100 partnerships between our universities and Chinese universities".

Greater cooperation between the two countries would also help to create "thousands" of new jobs, he added.

Mr Brown is being accompanied on his trip by business secretary John Hutton, as well as Lord Digby Jones, the UK's trade minister.

A number of business leaders from Great Britain and other European countries are also in attendance.


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