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Student services on the site include application advice tailored to Chinese candidates and full profiles of every University in London, including facts, testimonials and galleries. Tourist services include a host of practical travel advice; a first-time visitor guide; itineraries for groups; a virtual tour of the city and personal support via Weibo. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “My mission on this visit is to strengthen the already impressive cultural, educational and business ties between China and London. We are already welcoming increasing numbers of Chinese tourists and students to the capital but we want to do all we can to ensure London is the first choice over competing global rivals. This welcoming new Chinese language website, providing a definitive guide to London’s attractions, is one way we are making it easier for potential visitors.’ The Mayor launched the website at a special event in the heart of Beijing’s 798 Art District, arranged by the London Universities International Partnership to mark the opening of its four-day pop-up installation ‘London: celebrating innovation’. Created by the 16 London universities especially for Beijing, the giant letters which dominate the gallery spell out the word LONDON. Each letter highlights a unique contribution that London’s universities are making to global research, creativity and learning. The showcase is a celebration of the achievements of the London universities and their graduates, and the impressive collaborations taking place between them and their counterparts in China. It contains many examples of how these partnerships are combining the best of eastern and western teaching, exploring cultural differences and enhancing mutual understanding. It has been designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the 30,000 courses and subjects available to study at universities in London. A recent Times Higher Education World Rankings poll revealed that London has more world class universities in the global top 40 than any other city.
London jumps on Cronut craze with the Dosant and the Crodough
Were going to capitalise on what is proving to be a sensational period of Chinese investment in London, says Johnson. And were going to talk about visas, technology, London and the many attractions of investing in the capital. Related Articles Chinese manufacturing growth edges up 30 Sep 2013 Osborne will want to emphasise that Chinese money is funding a growing amount of investment across the UK and that it could fund rather more. There are serious issues which still threaten to hamper relations, not least the difficulties even senior Chinese figures have obtaining British visas. The problem, raised on more than one occasion during Cabinet meetings, is known to be deterring businessmen and tourists from China. On the visa front, London is just about to announce an absolutely record Chinese year 17.9m Chinese tourists spent 12.4bn in a big post-Olympics boost but were not exploiting the Chinese market as much as other countries, admits Johnson. Were lobbying the Home Office its an impediment and its a difficulty and occasionally its an irritation. Clearly, we want people who are going to contribute to the London economy to come to London. In a co-ordinated diplomatic push, the Chancellor and the mayor have stressed the importance of Chinese businesses to the UK. Dismissing the concerns raised by a parliamentary committee about the national security implications of Chinese investment, Osborne said in June: It is a personal priority of mine to increase trade links between the UK and China and I cannot emphasise enough that the UK is open to Chinese investment. He trumpeted Huaweis plan to invest 1.3bn into its Reading-based UK business over the next five years, generating a further 700 jobs. Despite those and other conspicuous wins, few consider Britain to be the first choice partner for China, which is spreading its tentacles across growing swathes of Africa, as well as increasingly into other European countries whose economic difficulties have made them increasingly attractive places for investment. Although the UK is the second biggest external renminbi trading centre after Singapore, many City analysts believe Britain should also capitalise on its role as a middleman between China and its global investments. Business leaders are incredibly keen for us to do this kind of thing, to lead these sorts of trips, says Johnson. That level of political door opening and engagement it is very important for the City at a political level to show its engagement and its commitment to our Chinese partners. And I think youll find business leaders themselves will confirm that. The mayor says London will be able to capitalise on major Chinese-funded projects such as the 1bn rebuilding of the Royal Albert Docks and the 500m plan to restore the Crystal Palace. There is a lot to do, says Johnson.
London will offer China more than Singapore can, says Boris Johnson
The craze was dreamed up earlier this year by French chef Dominique Ansel at his bakery in New York, but across the Atlantic it has taken on a life of its own. Jennifer Rinkoff, the fourth generation of her family working in their bakery in east London, claims to have been the first to import the doughnut-croissant into Britain. She worked for three days with a 100-year-old family dough recipe to perfect what she calls a Crodough — the name ‘Cronut’ already being under US trademark protection. Made from laminated dough — flattened and folded into countless layers — it is deep fried and then filled with a choice of custard, raspberry coulis or toffee apple crumble. RELATED: VICTORIA BECKHAM TWEETS FAKE CRONUTS, INVENTOR CORRECTS HER “I saw on Twitter that people were asking where they could get a Cronut in London,” she told AFP, as a queue began to form in the small bakery. “So I played with the dough and by the third day it was exactly how I wanted it.” Among those eying up the fresh, warm Crodoughs lining the counter was student Abi, 19, who heard about the phenomenon online. “We decided to hunt them out and they are just so tasty we had to have them. It’s like a custard explosion, like donut and croissant together — what more could you want?” she said. Rinkoff started off baking just a few Crodoughs as a trial, but now sells about 200 a day. “I wanted to inject a new trend into the business. I think it’s maybe more of a craze at the moment but I don’t think it’s a fad — I want it to be the next cupcake,” she said.