Rocket launches Chinese space lab

A rocket carrying China’s first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, has launched from the north of the country. The Long March vehicle lifted clear from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi Desert at 21:16 local time (13:16 GMT). The rocket’s ascent took the lab out over the Pacific, and on a path to an orbit some 350km […]

“Tales of Two Cities – I See Change!” Launched Successfully


This year’s London 2012 Open Weekend, supported by BP, took place on 22–24 July. Celebrating one year to go to the Games, it featured art, dance, film, sport events and more. With more than 1,000 events taking place, there was something for everyone! As one of the most fantastic events for London 2012 Open Weekend, […]

Tales of Two Cities – I See Change!

The London Cultural Olympiad, spread over four years, is the largest cultural celebration in the history of modern Olympic and Paralympic movements. It is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012, and to inspire creativity across all forms of culture, particularly among young people and to leave […]

King’s Lynn students in Olympic sports trip to China

A group of students from Norfolk is getting set for the London 2012 Olympics with a trip to China to teach sporting activities. More than 20 pupils from King Edward VII School in King’s Lynn will visit the Beijing stadium, host of the 2008 games, as part of the project. The team will fly nearly […]

‘Voice for Chinese businesses’ launches in London

A Chinese business association is being launched in London to capitalise on the growing economic influence of China. Few would deny that Chinese businesses are ubiquitous in London, so why the need for the Chinese Business Association (CBA)? The capital’s relationship with China spans centuries, with the first business ventures set up in the 1700s […]

If Britain doesn’t welcome China’s shopaholic tourists, our rivals gladly will

Three months ago David Cameron arrived in China with the largest British trade embassy for more than 200 years, hoping to boost trade ties with China under the (mildly presumptuous) slogan of “Partner for Growth”. However, in these austere times, you’ll not be surprised to hear that Britain’s prime minister isn’t the only cash-strapped European […]

Chinese New Year Event in Cambridge

Venue: Clare College, Cambridge University, February 15 Supported by the 48 Group Club, Asia House, UK Trade & Investment and the China-Britain Business Council 14.00: Conference hosted by the UK – China Eco Cities and Green Building Group, a joint UK & Chinese government and industry initiative. Sessions include: * How UK companies can and […]

New UK-China graduate training initiative

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for a new British Council programme aimed at helping businesses in the UK and China fight climate change. Students will be selected from the Tyndall Centre partner Universities and the Chinese Universities of Fudan, Peking, Tongji and Tsinghua. The ‘Climate change solutions through action’ initiative is looking for 15 […]

Travel Picks: Top 10 beach destinations

It may be chilly in the northern hemisphere as the Christmas holidays approach, so a lot of people are dreaming of hot and sunny beach holidays. For those with the time and money, online travel advice website ( reveals its Top 10 best beach destinations. 1. Cable Beach Broome, Western Australia Located 7 km […]

Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe) Conference

CEA Conference, Dublin, July 2011 The CEA (Europe/UK) Annual Conference, 2011, entitled ‘China’s Economic Dynamics and Its Impacts on the World Economy: A Beijing Consensus in the Making?’ will be held 14-15 July 2011 at the University College Dublin, Ireland. Call for Papers for CEA(Europe/UK) Conference, Dublin, July 2011 Document Online Submission – You can […]

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