Leeds brings in the Chinese New Year in style

Leeds celebrated the Chinese New Year in style this week with a special business networking event that highlighted the strong relationship the city, and wider region, has with China. The event, which was hosted by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Leeds City Region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and the Business Confucius Institute at… Read More Leeds brings in the Chinese New Year in style

Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

In early November we hosted a group of health experts from Leeds’ partner city of Hangzhou who were looking at how our city has built a sector strength in health and medical technology and digital health. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded Leeds City Council a small grant from its International Programme for this project which focuses on Leeds’… Read More Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

Leeds showcases thriving digital sector to Chinese delegation

Last week Leeds City Council and Leeds City Region hosted a visiting delegation from our Chinese partner city, Hangzhou, to showcase Leeds’ fantastic digital and tech capabilities. The delegation, which included business leaders and senior government officials from Hangzhou, met with a range of key public and private stakeholders from the tech and digital sector… Read More Leeds showcases thriving digital sector to Chinese delegation

Leeds and Hangzhou library services agree to work closer together

Earlier this month Leeds Libraries’ Chief Librarian, Andrea Ellison, visited our Chinese partner city, Hangzhou, to sign an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) which looks to enhance cooperation between the two cities’ library services. The visit formed part of a wider British Library funded UK-China Library network trip. In this blog post, Andrea shares her experiences… Read More Leeds and Hangzhou library services agree to work closer together

Leeds business community welcomes Chinese Consul General

Today members of Leeds’ civic, business, education and cultural sectors welcomed the Chinese Consul General to Leeds and introduced him to the many opportunities which Leeds has to offer to partners in China.  He was welcomed to the Civic Hall by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Latty and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Judith… Read More Leeds business community welcomes Chinese Consul General

Childhood obesity project in China

Today’s guest blog is written by Jackie Moores who is an Advanced Health Improvement Specialist for Early Years working in Public Health at Leeds City Council.  She has just returned from China as part of a project on childhood obesity funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Global Britain Fund. Thanks to the links already in place between Leeds and… Read More Childhood obesity project in China

Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary

A delegation from Leeds City Region has just returned from a mission to Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong, which aimed to promote trade, investment, cultural and educational links with China.  Led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, it included local authority leaders from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, representatives from the businesses and cultural organisations and university… Read More Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary