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North now a firm friend with China.

Business links between the North East and China received a boost with a visit from the Chinese Consul-General, Deng Boqing.

He met Chinese investors in the region, visited high-tech research centres, and inspected showpiece developments on Tyneside, including the Millennium Bridge.

"I have been very impressed with the region," he said. "There is great support for business to be successful and the area seems like a very exciting and varied place to live.

"The people I have met were all friendly and forthcoming. I am taking a very positive opinion back to China with me."

Mike Collier, chief executive of One NorthEast, said: "The North East is ahead of other UK regions in establishing commercial links with China.

"One NorthEast is determined to maintain this advantage. We are, therefore, delighted to welcome Mr Deng and show him the cutting-edge work we are carrying out and the Chinese businesses that are operating successfully in the region."

The North East is home to 18 Chinese firms and the visit is being used as a platform to promote business opportunities available to firms from the Far East and for local businesses here, in China.

One NorthEast opened a Chinese office, in Shanghai, last June, and the Regional Development Agency has a team promoting its publications in Mandarin and raising the profile of the North East in China.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Apr 26, 2003
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