British Week opens in Shenyang


The city of Shenyang's British Culture Week got off to a good start, on Oct 20, at Shenyang Imperial City Hang Lung Plaza, with help from Britain's embassy in China, the China -Britain Business Council and Shenyang municipal government, as the largest cooperative activity between Britain and Shenyang, with the purpose of showing the best side of Britain in culture, education, retailing, manufacturing and business.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for British Week

This event had lots of interesting activities, including an award-winning photography exhibition, British music night, and Britain's most outstanding brands on display. It also involved commercial activities in investment, trade, manufacturing and technological innovation to promote cooperation. In addition, urbanization was in the focus, with Britain's ambassador, Sebastian Wood, visiting the UK's Atkins Co and getting a close look at the "Northern Pearl", Shenyang's Baoneng World Financial Center which the company designed. Its 111-story skyscraper, still under construction, will be one of China's tallest buildings.

There was also a Green Development Seminar for policy makers and enterprise representatives from the two countries to discuss ways to build a truly sustainable and future-oriented city. Wood noted how Great Britain wants to establish relations with dynamic, rapidly developing Chinese provinces and that the week was an embodiment of how they can put that into practice. He went on to say that he believes Britain in many ways could be good for Shenyang.

Other activities for British Week are modern, creative and interesting aspects of England and Wood said he hopes they can convey some new things about the UK that which will prompt people to experience England.