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Chairman of the 48 Group Club Stephen Perry speaks at LSBU Confucius Institute Seminar

Stephen Perry gave a speech on the subject of Chinese economic development to an audience of economists, business leaders and trade relations experts
22 June 2015

London South Bank University (LSBU) recently welcomed Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club, to speak at an LSBU Confucius Institute seminar on UK and Chinese trade relations.

The 48 Group Club exists to promote trade between China and the UK and to help build positive Sino-British relations, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. Mr Perry's speech, entitled "The New Normal and Common Prosperity, and the Implications for the West", discussed the ways that the rise of China has impacted on global economics and international political structures. Mr Perry noted the aims of China's developing economy, to bring prosperity and harmony to its citizens, were helping the country to realise its dream of becoming a moderate wealth society. 

The LSBU Confucius Institute organises regular classes, workshops and events to promote traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese culture and Chinese wellbeing for all ages. The seminar attracted an audience of over fifty people, including members of the 48 Group Club, economists and experts in current affairs, representatives from business, and directors of other Confucius Institutes in London.

A question and answer session followed Mr Perry's speech, during which the audience exchanged ideas on current issues, including the impact of the possible British withdrawal from the European Union and the position of the UK in the process of Chinese economic development. In response, Mr Perry offered many constructive views and suggestions on the problems and challenges that exist in China's development. The event concluded with a highly engaging reception with participants enjoying further discussion amongst themselves on the presented topics.