China’s new Minister Commercial in London, Jin Xu, presented Stephen Perry with a piece of his own very high quality calligraphy, which expresses China’s appreciation and gratitude for the 48 Group.

Minister Jin first worked with the 48 Group over 30 years ago , and is a very experienced person in the commercial and diplomatic fields.

“ He will make a major mark in UK/China trade and investment, because he is very experienced and positive about expanging the trade and investment. We are fortunate toi have Minister Jin in London” – Stephen Perry, Chairman

Young Icebreakers Committee Meeting at the Bank of China

The Young Icebreakers organised a very successful evening hosted by the Bank of China on Wednesday 7th January. The committee and supporting organisations heard fascinating addresses by Minister Counsellor Zhou Xiaoming and Maggie Zhao, Partner at Clifford Chance.

Chairman Stephen Perry has recorded Minister Councillor Zhou’s talk and you can read it in detail the China Global Impact blog.

China News and Commentary

China Global Impact is an associated organisation of the 48 Group Club, managed by Stephen Perry, Chairman and provides relevant and insightful commentary on China.

Membership Benefits

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

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  • 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