BEIJING, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- British Prime Minister David Cameron met delegates from the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) at Number 10, Downing Street on the morning of 25 July 2012. Chairman Liu Chuanzhi of CEC briefly introduced the delegation as well as private Chinese entrepreneurs as a whole, and expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister's personal invitation.
Chairman Liu Chuanzhi, head of the delegation, expresses gratitude to the Prime Minister on behalf of the club in the first place. Mr. Liu said that the visit is highly valued and assisted by the British Government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. It symbolizes the goodwill of both governments to promote bilateral communication through non-governmental messengers. The trip covers Goodwood, Cambridge and London, where delegates visited and will visit enterprises and institutions including Rolls-Royce, Virgin Group, ARM, the University of Cambridge and the House of Lords to have in-depth discussion on global economy, sustainable development, technological innovation and other issues, which have delivered fruitful results so far.
CEC is a highly influential non-profit organisation in China. Established in 2006 by some of the most preeminent Chinese entrepreneurs, CEC member companies are leaders in multiple industries such as services, manufacturing, Internet, real estate, financial investment and more. CEC is dedicated to promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship alongside the sustainable development of the economy and society. The CEC consists of 51 members, including 44 members and 7 advisors. The combined gross income of the CEC member companies has reached to RMB 2 Trillion approximately in 2011.
Prime Minister Cameron welcomed the CEC delegation. He said that China's contribution to the world economy is growing, and he expected stronger partnership between British and Chinese enterprises. The U.K. welcomes dialogues with China, especially the private sector, to build up a communication platform for a wider range of cooperation in the future.
Lord Green, UK Trade Minister, and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London attended the meeting.