Scotland's Strategy for Stronger Engagement with China

DescriptionThis strategy sets out the objectives and regional focus that will guide Scotland's engagement with China to 2010.
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2006
Website Publication DateAugust 28, 2006


Published by the Scottish Executive, August, 2006

ISBN 0 7559 5064 X

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Ministerial Foreword

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Why China's development demands a strategic response from Scotland

3. Sino-Scottish Links

4. China Strategy: Objectives

  • Raise understanding of Chinese language and culture in Scotland
  • Increase student flows between Scotland and China
  • Expand the awarding of Scottish qualifications in China
  • Attract skilled Chinese to experience living and working in Scotland
  • Strengthen bilateral science links
  • Attract increased Chinese tourism to Scotland
  • Increase trade between Scotland and China
  • Expand connections between businesses in Scotland and China
  • Work with China to address environmental challenges
  • Raise the profile and understanding of Scotland in China

5. Regional Priorities in China

6. Implementation

7. Evaluation

Annex A: Scottish Public-Sector Engagement with China

Annex B: Case Studies

  • Angus Council
  • Napier University
  • Caledonian Alloys
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Annex C: Scotland-China Weblinks