In order to encourage greater UK-China business cooperation and deepen trade ties, The China Chamber of Commerce in the UK (CCCUK) will be holding its 4th China-UK Economic and Trade Forum together with a launch ceremony for the “2021 Report on the Development of Chinese Enterprises in the UK” online on Thursday 25th November 2021.

This year’s Forum will highlight the theme ‘Deepening China-UK Green Cooperation – New Normal, New Opportunities’. The first panel of the event will focus on how UK and China can collaborate on climate change with new ideas on green and low-carbon investment. In addition, the forum will also include discussions in the second panel with topics involving energy transition strategies and ways to harness support from the financial sector. We have invited leading figures in relevant fields to join the discussions, including politicians, business leaders and academics to share their success stories in the realm of UK-China business cooperation.

Speakers include:

  • H.E. ZHENG Zeguang, Chinese Ambassador to the UK
  • Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment, DIT and BEIS
  • MA Jun, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee, Director of the Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability
  • Catherine McGuiness (tbc), Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee at City of London Corporation
  • BAO Ling (tbc), Minister of Chinese Embassy in the UK
  • John Edwards, HM Trade Commissioner for China
  • FANG Wenjian, Chairman of the CCCUK and General Manager of Bank of China London Branch
  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Group Head of Public Affairs, HSBC Holdings plc and Chair of China-Britain Business Council
  • Mark Logan, MP and Vice Chair of All Party Parliamentary China Group
  • WANG Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
  • Sandy Begbie CBE, CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise
  • Hong Zhang, Vice President for Strategy and MA, Shell China
  • Rhys Whalley, Executive Director of Manchester China Forum
  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investment
  • ZHU Wenjin, Chief Executive Officer, Petroineos
  • YANG Fan, Chief Policy Analyst, CITIC Securities
  • Dr Michal Meidan, Director of Gas Research Programme & Director of China Energy Programme, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Event Agenda:

10:30-10:35 - Welcome Address

10:35-11:05 - Keynote Speeches

11:05-11:20 – The Launch of ‘2021 Report on the Development of Chinese Enterprises in the UK’

11:20-11:25 - Break

11:25-12:25 - Panel 1: How can UK and China collaborate on climate change with new ideas on green and low-carbon investment?

12:25-12:30 - Break

12:30-13:27 - Panel 2: How can we shape energy transition strategies and harness support from the financial sector?

13:27-13:30 - Closing Speech


Event Website:

The event website can be accessed here:

We will continue to update it before the event, and there will be online live-streaming available at the home page on the event day.