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Chinese Ambassador Visits Advanced Composites

09 September 2009

HE Madam Fu Ying was accompanied by: Madam Jiang Fan, Minister-Counsellor for Trade; Mr Guo Zhong, First Secretary of the trade section Chinese Embassy; Sir Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI); Matthew Houlsby, personal secretary to Sir Andrew Cahn; Dr Bryan Jackson, Chairman, East Midlands Development Agency (emda); Peter Hogarth, International Trade Director, UKTI East Midlands; and Ms Claire Urry, Executive Director, China Britain Business Council.

Advanced Composites Group recently welcomed Her Excellency (HE), Madame Fu Ying, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, to its Derbyshire, UK facility.

During her visit on Friday 19th June 2009, HE Madam Fu Ying and her accompanying dignitaries met with some of the Directors and staff at ACG’s Technology Centre and adjacent composite materials manufacturing facility.

ACG was by identified by emda as a strategically important East Midlands company that has established trading links within China, and which continues to offer novel technology that is of interest in supporting the Republic’s growth in various industrial markets.

In an interview with the Derby Evening Telegraph, Madam Fu Ying is reported to have said, ""There is a perception in China that there is not a lot of manufacturing left in the UK, but this trip has helped dispel those myths and has been extremely useful.” Madam Fu Ying continued, “What the UK can offer China is that innovation and creativity that companies like Advanced Composites Group show. There are a lot of opportunities in China for British companies. The downturn has affected the whole world and countries working together is the way forward.""