The China Contingent 2018

Jake The Stake's picture

Teresa May and her top UK team land in China.

Standing behind the Del Boy character on Teresa  May's right is CEO of Sirius Minerals :-)

"It’s claimed the North Yorkshire site represents the “world’s largest high-grade known deposit of polyhalite”, which is a multi-nutrient form of potash which is used as a fertiliser.

Chief executive Chris Fraser, who also attended the first meeting of the UK-China CEO Council, chaired by the PM, said the company had already secured a number of Chinese customers.

Mr Fraser said: “China is an important market for us as it faces more pressures on its crop production due to an increasing population and soil nutrient deficiencies.

“We already have important customers in the country and visits like this are an important way of strengthening relationships with partners that we expect to last for many decades.”  https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/sirius-minerals-boss-jo...

 

via Twitter https://twitter.com/siriusminerals?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eser...

Hmmm ... tis like a Spider Man movie , innit

https://twitter.com/shotcalla14?lang=en

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42916261

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42821084

 

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Jake The Stake's picture

One Foot in Front of the Other

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/912385/Theresa-May-China-visit-UK-B...

Theresa May China visit: Boost for UK trade as China opens to agriculture imports:

"The agreement was celebrated as a sign of Britain’s post-Brexit free trade prospects as China agreed to open itself up to the UK market and import British agricultural products.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang vowed that UK-China relations would remain strong regardless of Britain’s future relationship with the EU.

He said: "Brexit is a situation that both our countries face. But for a very long time our bilateral relations have been going forward continuously. 

"Our bilateral relationship will not change with the changes of EU-UK relations. We will have assessment and discussions on our trade relationship, to link our economic and trading relationship going forward."

He also said Britain and China had pledged to work closely together within the United Nations, and had a joint responsibility to ensure world peace."

The Voyager ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05v4nfUmBYI&list=RD05v4nfUmBYI&t=40

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/29/c_136934072.htm

Ah, so...  the Big Bamboo ;-0

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/29/c_136934296.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPedH9B8AAE&list=RD05v4nfUmBYI&index=5

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-to-china

Captain Black's picture

China On the Coast

https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2491778/scarborough-...

"12:01pm 31st January 2018

Scarborough-based Sirius Minerals has joined the Prime Minister on her trade mission to China this week as she sought to develop stronger post-Brexit bilateral trade links.

The Scarborough-based fertilizer development company formed part of the largest ever trade delegation of 50 British companies, universities and trade associations travelling with Theresa May and the trade secretary, Liam Fox to Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai.  CEO Chris Fraser also attended the first meeting of the UK-China CEO Council, chaired by the Prime Minister.

Among those joining Mrs May and Sirius on the visit were blue-chip public companies such as BP, HSBC, Inmarsat, Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Life Aberdeen, Jaguar Land Rover and the London Stock Exchange Group.  

Mr Fraser said:

“China is an important market for us as it faces more pressures on its crop production due to an increasing population and soil nutrient deficiencies. We already have important customers in the country and visits like this are an important way of strengthening relationships with partners that we expect to last for many decades.”

Sirius Mineral’s Woodsmith Mine, currently under construction near Whitby, North Yorkshire, will produce up to 20 million tonnes a year of polyhalite, a multi-nutrient fertilizer that is shown to improve yield and quality in crops. It is due to enter production in late 2021 and be fully operational by 2024, creating thousands of jobs and generating up to £2.5bn of annual exports.

During the three-day tour, Mrs May signed a cooperation agreement on trade and investments, in which China agreed to open itself up to the UK market and import British goods, including agricultural products.

She said:

"There are huge trade opportunities in China that we want to help British businesses take advantage of. That is why I’ve taken a large multi-sector business delegation with me, representing all corners of the UK and sectors in which the UK excels.”

lol

http://newsthump.com/2018/01/31/theresa-may-asks-china-for-political-asy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rlx6Q

(is most impressed by May's stamina)

Captain Black's picture

Go Forth & Sparkle

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-02-03/australian-real-estate-agent...

"The globe is sadly groaning with debt, poverty and strife

And billions now are pleading to enjoy a better life

Their hope lies with resources buried deep within the earth

And the enterprise and capital which give each project worth

Is our future threatened with massive debts run up by political hacks

Who dig themselves out by unleashing rampant tax

The end result is sending Australian investment, growth and jobs offshore

This type of direction is harmful to our core

Some envious unthinking people have been conned

To think prosperity is created by waving a magic wand

Through such unfortunate ignorance, too much abuse is hurled

Against miners, workers and related industries who strive to build the world

Develop North Australia, embrace multiculturalism and welcome short term foreign workers to our shores

To benefit from the export of our minerals and ores

The world's poor need our resources: do not leave them to their fate

Our nation needs special economic zones and wiser government, before it is too late"

Our Future by Gina Rinehart.

Oh OK,  forget the Jingle Bells ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-02/glitter-environment-how-to-have-go...

https://www.ecoglitterfun.com/the-eco-bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjiKZIYKVY

https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/7468/-Biodegradabl...

Ah, so ...

"The dog, despite being a good swimmer, enjoyed the clean water in the river so much that he stopped to have a bath in it."