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  •  The Scottish Government's general website for international promotion of Scotland
  • Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Edinburgh
  • Chinese Visa Application Centre in Edinburgh
  • The British Embassy in Beijing
  •  Scottish Development International provide advice and support for Scottish firms seeking to do business with China and for Chinese firms seeking to do business with Scotland
  •  UK Trade & Investment: the UK Government organisation that supports companies in the UK doing business internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to set up or expand in the UK
  •  The China Britain Business Council (CBBC) located its first UK regional office in Glasgow and provides varying degrees of support to Scottish firms seeking to do business with China, drawing on its network of offices and staff in both the UK and China
  •  The Scotland-China Association is particularly active on the cultural front, organising events catering for people with an interest in all aspects of Chinese life and civilisation, both past and present
  •  The 48 Group Club, which has an active Scottish arm, undertakes activities that are primarily relevant to managers leading the development of China business for British organizations from all sectors: industry, commerce, government, education, sports, culture and the law
  •  The Great Britain-China Centre works to foster and develop relations between the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China and to promote mutual knowledge and understanding
  •  The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have a long track record in developing trade links with China
  •  The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) have a Memorandum of Understanding with the prestigious Chinese Academy of Science and run an exchange programme to foster bilateral science links
  •  The British Council have offices in Edinburgh and across China, where they provide the cultural and education section of the British Embassy and Consulates General
  •  The British Council also has a dedicated China website
  •  The Edinburgh Chinese School offer mandarin and cantonese classes to students of all ages, and abilities every saturday
  •   The Glasgow Chinese School, set up in 1973 also offer classes in manadarin and cantonese
  •   Ricefield Chinese art and cultural centre is the hub for Chinese arts and culture in Scotland. Based in Glasgow, it is a meeting point for Chinese artists, musicians and designers
  •  The Confucius Institutes are national centres to promote educational, economic and cultural          ties between Scotland and China.
  • The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has a long tradition of engagement and collaboration with China, and houses the largest collection of Chinese plants in the world outside China www.rbge.org.uk
  • In 2011 the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland embarked on a world class project which has seen two Giant Pandas loaned to Edinburgh Zoo from China – the first in the UK for 17 years.


  • The Beijing Caledonian Society has, for more than 10 years, has been introducing Beijing to the best drinking, dancing and food that Scotland has to offer.  http://www.beijingcaledoniansociety.com
  • The Scotland China Education Network exists to promote the learning of Chinese and about China in Scottish schools.


  • The Asia Scotland Institute is a not-for-profit organisation founded in Scotland in 2012 which promotes awareness, understanding and collaboration between Scotland and Asia to create mutually enriching economic, cultural and educational opportunities, thereby enabling the people of Scotland to engage effectively with the people of Asia for a shared future. http://www.asiascot.com/
  • The Scotland-China Online Information Hub was launched by the Scottish Government in September 2013 and is a platform through which stakeholders with an interest in Sino-Scottish relations can post articles, advertise related events and share the progress, development and opportunities as the Scottish Government moves forward in implanting its China Strategy. Scotland-China Online Information Hub (free membership to LinkedIn required first)