Research Councils UK, a research institution from Britain, has established a representative office in Beijing to promote exchange and communication between the two countries' technology sectors.
The new office, which is the first outside of Europe, will help increase the understanding between China and Britain, set closer cooperation on research and increase the cooperation level between them.
Ethan Diamond, chair of RCUK's Executive Commission, says that China is playing an increasingly important role in the world and the establishment of the new office will facilitate the smooth technological cooperation between the two parties.
Research Councils UK is a strategic partnership between the seven UK Research Councils. It was established in 2002 to enable the Councils to work together more effectively to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, contributing to the delivery of the Government's objectives for science and innovation. RCUK mainly focuses on the study of engineering, natural science and biology technology.