Further Chinese partnership deal signed in Liverpool

Further Chinese partnership deal signed in Liverpool

Liverpool City Region has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province in South East China.

This follows the deal with China’s first football city, signed earlier this month.

A delegation from the region, which is famous for its natural environment, strong ethnic culture and history, visited the Liverpool City Region to learn more about the city region’s success in creating a world-renowned visitor destination and explore opportunities to collaborate to promote mutual prosperity and development.

Led by Mr. Jiang Xuedong, Deputy Prefect of the People's Government of Qiandongnan, a delegation of senior government officials visited the region to explore opportunities for collaboration. The group was accompanied by members of the China Britain Finance Club, a not-for-profit consortium of influential financiers, entrepreneurs and economists that advocates for economic partnership and co-operation between China and Britain.

During the visit, the delegation enjoyed a tour of the city region, including a dinner and drinks reception attended by influential figures from the city region, hosted at The Venue in The Liver Building.

Following the tour of the city region, a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) was signed which will see the two regions build on existing ties and work together to create a positive, mutually beneficial relationship.

Ellen Cutler, director of Invest Liverpool, Liverpool Vision’s inward investment agency, which works with partners across the Liverpool City Region to attract investment, said: "We were delighted to welcome this high-profile delegation from Qiandongnan prefecture to the Liverpool City Region.

"The Liverpool City Region’s strengths as a leading tourism and leisure destination are outstanding and we’re delighted to showcase the city region as a model of best practice in this sector and explore opportunities for collaborations with Qiandongnan. "

The agreement will see the two regions work to promote mutual prosperity and development by collaborating on a broad range of activities and the development of sectors including culture, sports, and tourism. They will also share their knowledge on ecological environment protection, education, trade, and investment.