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Chinese officials visit Winchester
10:09am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
WINCHESTER welcomed a delegation from China last week.
Five officials from the government of the Anhui Province met city and county council members on Friday, August 23.
The guests were welcomed by deputy city council leader Rob Humby at Abbey House, the official residence of Winchester’s Mayor.
Cllr Humby said: “The Anhui Province lies in the hinterland of Yangtze Delta where there is great economic development potential so it was fitting that the delegates chose to visit Winchester which has pledged to put business at the heart the council’s work in the coming years. I have been practising my Chinese with my 16-year-old daughter and I enjoyed welcoming the visitors in their own language.”
The delegation witnessed a presentation by Neil Pitman, head of the Southern Internal Audit Partnership, before being given a tour of the city from an official guide, followed by lunch at Abbey House.
Alei Duan, managing director of Abridge Capital International, whose company has been helping bring Chinese investment into the UK for the last seven years, said: “Thank you to the two councils for welcoming us to Winchester. My guests really enjoyed their visit and they are keen to put into practice what they have learned when they are back on in the Anhui Province.”
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