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Relations with China boosted by a Jersey presence in Beijing

27 February 2013

The opportunity for Jersey to develop important business relations with China has been boosted further with the establishment of a business development presence for Locate Jersey in Beijing, using the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) Launchpad service.  

The service provides the Island with a dedicated presence in Beijing, enabling Locate Jersey to maintain and build on existing relationships, whilst establishing new links and ultimately generating tangible business opportunities from across the e-commerce, agriculture, tourism and finance sectors.
Minister for Economic Development, Senator Alan Maclean said:
‘China represents a strong economic opportunity for Jersey.  We believe the Chinese opportunity can play a significant role in achieving our economic diversification and growth plans.’
‘The past 12 months has seen delegations from Jersey to China, with dialogue maintained throughout with all economic sectors.  It is now time to evolve the relationships built with businesses and Government Associations who are actively seeking a gateway into the UK and Mainland Europe. This move will signify to the Chinese the importance we are placing on developing bi-lateral trade, cultural and governmental relationships in mainland China and will complement the Jersey Finance Limited office in Hong Kong.’
It is anticipated that Locate Jersey's business development representative will be in post by late Spring 2013.