Liverpool and the Far East
Chinese investors are heading to the UK in their droves as Chinese investment in Liverpool is set to take off. The People’s Republic of China and Liverpool have a long and storied history of good relations. The Northern Powerhouse city could see a fresh influx of Chinese investment in Liverpool from the Far East nation. Several factors have contrived to make Liverpool a more attractive proposition to Chinese investors than ever. This could be a new golden age for Chinese investment in UK markets and industry.
Ever since the first Chinese sailors and immigrants hit the shores of Liverpool from the mid-19th century, the two have formed an unlikely, though very strong, economic and social bond. Liverpool, twinned with Shanghai, is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe. As an increasingly bitter trade row with the United States deepens, the Chinese government, led by President Xi Jinping, has relaxed rules on Chinese investors making deals overseas.