Snapshot of China-UK relations
Updated: 2015-10-13 16:13
By Zhan Qianhui(chinadaily.com.cn)
Premier Wen Jiabao pays an official visit to the UK
Then Premier Wen Jiabao and then British PM Gordon Brown attend China-UK Business Summit during Wen's visit in the UK, Feb 2, 2009. [Photo/Xinhua]
The two sides issued the Joint Statement on strengthening cooperation, and actively dealing with the international financial crisis. They also signed seven agreements covering various fields such as trade, energy and culture.
The British Government issued its first China strategy paper, "The UK and China: A Framework for Engagement", which listed China as "a major priority" in the UK's future foreign policy.