The Daily Mail Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Why global Britain must look towards China after Brexit
On 29 August 2018, the Daily Mail and its website published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled Why global Britain must look towards China after Brexit. The full text is as follows:
When I first visited the Farnborough airshow in 2014, there were only three Chinese companies showcasing their products. This year, there were 25 when I attended the launch of AVIC Cabin Systems, which has investments in Bournemouth and Belfast. It aims to pool the strengths of Chinese and British companies to the advantage of the aviation industry of both countries.
Four decades ago, few Chinese companies invested overseas. Today, China is the world's second largest foreign direct investor. It has invested more in the UK over the past five years than in the previous 30 years. This exceeds $19 billion, which is almost on a par with British investment in China.
One reason for this Chinese investment is that the UK is one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world. Its openness and co-operation delivers prosperity and benefits to the country and its people.