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Ministerial Meetings

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he attended in (a) Shanghai relating to the 2010 International Expo and (b) Beijing relating to the 2008 Olympics; and what the outcome of the meetings was. (73559)

During my visit to China this February, I had a meeting in Beijing with Liu Qi, President of the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and visited part of the Olympic site. We discussed work under way to establish a “sustainability bridge” linking London and Beijing's Olympic games. This will involve an exchange of expertise and good practice on how we are respectively approaching the sustainable development dimensions of the Games, complementing other ongoing initiatives.

In Shanghai, I held a meeting with Mayor Man at which we discussed EXPO 2010. We discussed the possible use of United Kingdom expertise in developing the project.