Cameron poised with secret weapon with Chinese?
What does the UK produce that China wants?
I love Great Britain second only to the USA. There are aspects about the UK that I enjoy even more. It isn’t the consumer products as much as it is the place. Therefore, when Camoron meets Premier Wen Jiabao, I wonder what they will talk about.
If Cameron leads with a discussion about human rights, that isn’t going anywhere because he hasn’t established the premise for the discussion.
Oh, I see, Cameron seeks to increase penetration in “architecture, civil engineering and research and development.” This presumes that UK architects and civil engineers are superior in skill, knowledge, and experience in certain areas to Chinese own professionals.
Apparently the UK has surplus chickens and pigs for export. Boy, I bet they are real fresh by the time they get to China. Maybe the UK has a secret weapon, farming at sea.
“Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in trade talks at No 10
David Cameron is holding talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Downing Street focused on boosting trade links.
British firms hope to sign deals worth more than £1bn during Premier Wen's three day UK visit and get more access for exports across China.
But the UK PM is expected to stress that respect for human rights under the rule of law is an essential pre-requisite for increased UK investment.
Wen Jiabao faced a small protest during a visit to the MG car plant on Sunday.
The UK government was said to have been encouraged by the recent release from custody of artist Ai Wei Wei and other dissidents but wanted the Chinese authorities to do more to allow freedom of expression.
During the talks, the two leaders are expected to sign an agreement to help UK companies get greater access to Chinese markets in architecture, civil engineering and research and development.
In other areas, a ban on British poultry exports to China in place since a case of avian flu in 2007 is expected to be lifted while agreements will be signed to allow more pigs and pig meat to be sold to China.
The two men are also likely to discuss improving cultural and educational relationships between China and the UK - building upon the large number of Chinese students at British universities - and global issues such as international security and climate change.
No 10 is looking for a significant increase in two-way trade between the UK and China by 2015.
But the deals set to be announced on Monday will go only a very small way towards narrowing the huge trade gap with China.
British exports have increased by 20% since Mr Cameron led a major business delegation to Beijing last November and No 10 hopes to see an agreement to enable British business to branch out beyond Beijing and Shanghai into fast-growing regional cities.
Premier Wen told the BBC on Sunday that he wanted to make it easier for British firms to export goods to China.”