(CNN) — British Prime Minister David Cameron and a contingent of ministers and business leaders arrived in Beijing Tuesday as part of a tour to boost bilateral trade with the world’s second-largest economy.
“This week I am leading one of the biggest and most high-powered British delegations ever to visit China,” Cameron said in a piece written for the Wall Street Journal.
“We aim to deliver more than 40 specific agreements across the whole range of our bilateral relationship, from trade to low-carbon growth, to cultural and education initiatives,” he said in the piece that appeared Tuesday.
“All of it, seeking to take Britain’s relationship with China to a new level and to achieve strong co-operation on our shared economic and political interests.”
BBC News reports that 43 business leaders accompanied Cameron to China, and, “Engine maker Rolls-Royce has won a $1.2bn (£750m) contract – the biggest of the visit so far.”
The Washington Post reports, “For U.S., free-trade agreement could be backdoor to China.” Reuters this morning follows with, “South Korea, U.S. go down to wire on trade talks.”
For CEOs, these are peripatetic times: “120 Global CEOs to Attend G20 Business Summit.”
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