Chinese New Year 2018

Stephen Perry meeting with Wang Qishan

Meeting between Stephen Perry and Hu Chunhua

Hu Chunhua, Party Secretary of Guandong province and Member of the CPC Politburo, greets Stephen Perry on June 14th 2017, during his visit to London. Mr Hu warmly recalled the long history of friendship between the Chinese people and the 48 Group as well as the unforgettable role of the Icebreakers in helping to forge the relations between our two countries.

Stephen Perry interview with CGTN

Thursday 8th June 2017

Ambassador Liu at the Young Icebreakers Anniversary Dinner – Britain key partner of China in Belt and Road Initiative

Friday 2nd June 2017

The Young Icebreakers 9th Anniversary Dinner

Friday 2nd June 2017

Chinese New Year 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017

CBBC/48 Group/CCC Christmas Reception

Thursday 15th December 2016

The 48 Group Club Young Icebreakers 8th Anniversary Dinner

Clockwise from top left; Mme Fu Ying gives her talk on China and the World, His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming is in attendance at he Young Icebreakers Dinner, Minister Councillor Jin Xu is also in attendance, Richard Zhang, Jin Xu and Liu at the Young Icebreakers Dinner, and 48 Group Club Chairman Stephen Perry is interviewed.


Valuable Membership Network

You’ll have access to a valuable Membership network comprising senior figures in both governments, and over 500 active members representing an expanding cross-section of UK-based companies operating in China.

Equality and Mutual Benefit

Induction into successful trading relations with China, based on the principle of Equality and Mutual Benefit, Pingdeng Huli, the 48 Group’s motto since 1954.


The 48 Group Club holds a varied calendar of events across the year. Events include the Annual China Business Awards, New Year Banquet and Icebreaker Awards.

News & Commentary via CGI

The 48 Group Club keeps a keen eye on developments in Chinese business. You’ll gain members only access to the China Global Impact website for the latest news and commentary on China.

Videos from the Club

The club regularly uploads new videos of interesting and thought provoking speeches, event highlights and China commentary. These videos are only available to club members. Please click the button below to find out more about applying for membership of the club.
  • In the 1950s, a group of far-sighted people from the British business community overcame one obstacle after another, and made the famous ice-breaking trip to China, thus starting business exchanges with the newly-founded People’s Republic. Today, more than 50 years later, it is important that the business communities of our two countries carry on the pioneering spirit of those who broke ice, vigorously explore new avenues and new areas for expanded economic cooperation, and work to elevate our business ties to a higher level. The Sino-British relationship has now entered a new phase of sustained development, and achieved gratifying results, particularly in economic cooperation and trade.

    Hu JintaoPresident of the People’s Republic of China, speaking at the Guildhall, London in November 2005