As China consumes more and more of Scottish food, drink and oil from the North Sea, the two capital airports sign a ‘ground-breaking partnership’ agreement

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I’ve already reported on signs of major increases in trade between Scotland and Asia, especially China. See:

China increases imports of Scottish oil from 8 to 38 million barrels in only 4 months

SNP Government-funded agents in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and Singapore, help Scotland increase exports of food and drink to Asia to more than £1 billion.

More signs of massive oil expectations in Scotland’s waters west of Shetland and the Chinese market is desperate for it

This agreement looks like a recognition that these growing economic links require enhanced communication links. Here’s an extract from the Scottish Business News Network:

‘The capital airports of Scotland and China have agreed to collaborate to develop a shared understanding of markets and shared operational and commercial opportunities. Looking at areas where information and skills can be exchanged to achieve best practice, the airports have created a framework that allows close collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience…..the Belt and Road initiative of China is clear and ambitious. Well, we’re at the end of that road and want to understand how we can make sure we can play a part.’

The Belt and Road Initiative of China is a $900 billion plan by China to improve her trade links by building roads, railway lines and port facilities right across Asia and Europe in a modern equivalent of the ancient Silk Roads. See this for more:

https://www.ft.com/content/0714074a-0334-11e7-aa5b-6bb07f5c8e12

https://sbnn.co.uk/2017/05/27/groundbreaking-partnership-edinburgh-beijing-airports/

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4 thoughts on “As China consumes more and more of Scottish food, drink and oil from the North Sea, the two capital airports sign a ‘ground-breaking partnership’ agreement

  1. YES Scotland 2014+ May 28, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Trade links are positive and can increase social cohesion potentially. However for as long as China exploit neighbouring countries economically, culturally and politically, I will have nothing to do with them personally and encourage as many people as I can to boycott their products.

    The People’s Republic of China are occupying Tibet, East-Turkistan and Southern Mongolia, amongst others. It is cultural and actual murderous genocide.

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  2. johnrobertson834 May 28, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I know but are we any better? Centuries of exploitation probably on a greater scale than China? See for example: Mike Davis: Late Victorian Holocausts at: https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://t3.gstatic.com/images%3Fq%3Dtbn:ANd9GcTk1-hA__D8ydq0JKC5lLrzzQPE4ofEyWwuUN2P2MNuGot2TbSU&imgrefurl=https://books.google.com/books/about/Late_Victorian_Holocausts.html%3Fid%3D3IrKEzgkQkMC%26source%3Dkp_cover&h=603&w=464&tbnid=ex1VcT71TMRdXM:&tbnh=160&tbnw=123&usg=__ZMB-sJKneFDC9LgnrUIs4GfB81U=&vet=10ahUKEwjHj8m3hZPUAhUJIMAKHfvpDM4Q_B0IhAEwCg..i&docid=ZuKAoUOEOyuf7M&itg=1&client=firefox-b&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHj8m3hZPUAhUJIMAKHfvpDM4Q_B0IhAEwCg

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    • Finnmacollie May 29, 2017 / 7:46 am

      What a fascinating read. So many analogies kept popping into my head whilst reading it I could hardly keep up with myself.

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