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"China and Globalisation"- EU-UK-China Policy Dialogue

State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan (inside left) and Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott (inside right) open discussions

Foreign Policy Centre and Centre for European Reform

The Foreign Policy Centre, in conjunction with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the CER, hosted a half-day seminar in London to coincide with the State visit of Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China. Leading the final discussions of the day, Chinese State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan and British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott emphasised both the impressive deepening of ties between the United Kingdom and China and the potential for more extensive future cooperation in tackling key global issues, including climate change and energy consumption.

A group of leading intellectuals from CASS engaged in open and spirited discussion with a broad field of British and European thinkers, business people and policymakers on issues ranging from Iran to the G8, from energy security to global economic balances.