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Like many other organisations, 2020 was a challenging year for ECBF due to the pandemic and lockdowns. As meetings were conducted via a digital platform, we merged the planning teams in Birmingham and London. We also ran the following webinars:

UK-China relations: Impact on trade and investment post COVID-19

14 May 2020

While COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world and Governments are urged to take actions, the question is: what consequences will this have on UK-China relationship?

Confucius Institute for Business London, LSE (CIBL) and England China Business Forum (ECBF) co-hosted a webinar with a panel of speakers to provide an analysis of the potential impact on trade and investment between China and the UK post-Covid19.

Transcending Borders: The New Normal

29 September 2020

Covid-19, Brexit and the ever-changing immigration rules are making key life decisions around migration to the UK more difficult. When economic and political upheavals are added, it seems the world is shifting to a new normal in business, investments and global relationships.

ECBF together with Howard Kennedy hosted a panel of experts in immigration, trade and investment to share their insights on recent changes in immigration regulations, as well as highlight how global movements of people impact on our economy and society.

Shining a Light: Practical tips around Chinese buyers investing in UK property

13 October 2020

China and UK trade and investment is in a challenging period due to recent global events and politics. In these uncertain times, clarity is what people seek. The Webinar co-presented by Birmingham China Business Forum and hosted by Browne Jacobson provided practical training on property ownership and tax in the UK, as well as a market update and a measured view from the Chinese side, a lawyer based in Shanghai.


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