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China Offers Huge Potential For Tourism Growth Says Bell

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell, welcomed the announcement over 100 tour operators are due to visit Northern Ireland. Speaking after a meeting with representatives of the European Federation of Chinese Tourism, the Minister said: “The pace of the growth of tourism in China is staggering. In 2015, Chinese…

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Ritchie Says North’s Economy Must Be Insulated From China’s Instability

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has urged the British Chancellor George Osborne to take action to ensure the Northern Ireland economy is insulated from volatility in Chinese markets. China is seen as a key emerging market for Agri-foods exports from Northern Ireland and a volatile market could threaten that…

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O’Neill Hails Successful China Visit

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today returned from her visit to China following a series of meetings with key Government officials in China to discuss and progress a range of issues for the agricultural sector of the North. The Minister outlined the progress she has achieved on the negotiations with the…

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Assumption Teacher Gets A Taste Of Orient On Study Visit

A Ballynahinch teacher has recently returned home from China after taking part in an international study visit. Carole Martin, Head of French at the Asumption Grammar School, was one of 15 teachers from across Northern Ireland who spent one week in China’s Henan Province through the China Bridge programme. The…

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China Offers Opportunities For Local Down Businesses

Robinson and McGuinness say China offers a world of opportunity The First Minister Rt. Hon. Peter D Robinson, MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, MLA today met with Mr Sun Yongfu, Director General, Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. The meeting was arranged to discuss economic and trade opportunities for…

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