Key facts about Britain in China
- Latest figures
show that trade between Britain and China grew 24% in 1999 to
an all time record level.
- The number
of Chinese people travelling to Britain to study rose 70% in 1999.
- Britain is
the largest European investor in China. There are more than 2,000
Sino-British joint ventures. British companies have pledged more
than $16bn of investment.
- More Chinese
people are now learning English than there are native English
speakers in the world. More than 2 million Chinese students are
being taught by British trained teachers.
- Britain sends
more visitors to China every year than any other European country.