Purpose of the group

The Cross-Party Group on China seeks to promote relations between Scotland and China, not only in recognition of the crucial importance of China as an economic power; but also of the role of China as a cultural force. The CPG seeks to work with organisations and authorities to increase cultural, educational and economic exchange between the two countries. And to develop a dialogue with the Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh, and to engage with the Chinese community in Scotland.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 28 March 2012

This meeting will be held at 6pm in Committee Room 5.


Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

William F Wilson

Carole Couper

Orchid Liu

Cllr Douglas Reid, Leader of East Ayrshire Council

Ruairidh Nicolson



Howden Global

China-Britain Business Council

Scottish Borders Council

University of Glasgow, Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research


Scottish Whisky Association

The Edinburgh Academy

Education Scotland

Learning and Teaching Scotland

Scotland China Education Network

Strathclyde University

University of Edinburgh

Positive Solutions

Heriot-Watt University

North Lanarkshire Council

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Liberton High School

British Council Scotland

University of West of Scotland

Baillie Gifford

China Company Research Services Ltd

Confucius Institute for Scotland

Get involved

Next meeting:
28 March 2012


[email protected]



Graeme Pearson MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6887