Chinese President visit will unlock northern powerhouse

Chinese President visit will unlock northern powerhouse



Prime Minister David Cameron said the north of England will create new partnerships with China to unlock the potential of the northern powerhouse..

Prime Minister David Cameron said the north of England will create new partnerships with China to unlock the potential of the northern powerhouse.

President Xi Jinping visited Manchester as part of his state visit to the UK as it was announced that a new air route would be opened up between the city and the world’s second largest economy.

David Cameron said that he is committed to rebalancing the UK economy and building a northern powerhouse.

“China is a key trading partner for the UK and the partnerships being made today will see real investment going into the north,” said the Prime Minister. 

“This is all part of this government’s plan to attract more investment and deliver economic growth to an area of huge potential.”

Partnerships set to be agreed in the near future include the appointment of Beijing Construction and Engineering Group as the main contractor for the Middlewood Locks regeneration project and an agreement between Hualing Group and UK real estate company Scarborough Group to invest in three major projects based in the region.


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