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Cementing links between the lands of the Dragon

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China's highest ranking female politician is in Wales today forging links between her country and Wales.

Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Yangdong's visit is part of a high-level dialogue event between the UK and China.

A member of the Chinese Politburo, she has responsibility for education, health and sport within the Chinese Government.

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation on cultural matters between Wales and China on behalf of the Welsh Government.

Strengthening links with China, one of the world’s most powerful economies, has been a long-standing aim of the Welsh Government and this visit by Vice Premier Liu comes as a result of our engagement with the Chinese Government over many years.

I warmly welcome the Vice Premier to Wales and I look forward to discussing Wales’s pro-business approach and the increasingly-strong economic ties between our countries, as well as the important cultural and educational relations between us.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister