Chuka Umunna, Labour's Shadow Business Secretary, will be leading a delegation from Chinese for Labour as part of his first visit to China.
The four day visit, beginning on 23 July, will be focused around Mr Umunna's business brief and involve strengthening and developing links with China.
He will be attending the opening ceremony of the '2013 Cooperation and Understanding Dialogue', a Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU) event affiliated to the International Department of CPC Central Committee (IDCPC). The event will be attended by former President Obasanjo of Nigeria and other leading global figures.
Mr Umunna will also be meeting senior officials in Beijing as well as making a visit to the port of Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China. It is a centre for advanced manufacturing, has a growing university population, and is developing an eco-city with a population of 350,000.
The schedule involves meeting with the Ministry of Commerce, the China Investment Corporation and the China Entrepreneurs Club.
The delegation will build on the visits of Mr Umunna's colleagues in the Labour Shadow Cabinet, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP, and Liam Byrne MP, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, both who have had recent visits to China.
乌穆纳此次访问是继其工党同僚影子外交大臣道格拉斯•亚历山大（Douglas Alexander）议员和劳动及退休保障大臣莱姆•伯恩（Liam Byrne）议员访华之后，工党代表团又一次对中国的访问。
Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary, commenting ahead of the visit, said:
"There is no doubt that China is hugely important to the UK economy and this importance will only grow as China is set to become the largest economy in the world.
"I am therefore very pleased to be visiting China for the first time as the Shadow Business Secretary. The business portfolio I hold has a broad remit and includes trade, business policy, innovation, enterprise, industry, skills, science and higher education. I will be touching on all of these during my visit to China.
"I'm keen to look at the partnerships and trade links between the UK and China to see the developments taking place and what the future holds within the country. I will have a particular focus on industrial and business developments, including opportunities for British firms in the urbanisation of China and the development of its cities over the coming decade as well as how China is investing in the UK.
"I will be exploring the role of partnerships between industry and government and support for future industries and how we create wealth alongside underpinning a welfare state, through strong industrial and business policies and an entrepreneurial society."
Sonny Leong, Chair of Chinese for Labour, said:
"We are very pleased to be organising this business delegation, headed by our Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna. Inward investment from China to the UK is important in creating jobs and growth, it is equally important for UK businesses to invest in China to tap into its vast domestic market and working with Chinese companies to develop innovative products for the global markets. This visit by a leading Labour politician shows that the Labour Party is keen to foster good relationship with China."
Notes for Editors
The full Chinese for Labour Delegation includes:
Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary; Sonny Leong, entrepreneur and Chair of Chinese for Labour; David Offenbach, Chair, Labour Finance and Industry Group; Alison Downie, Partner Goodman Derrick LLP and Adviser to the Labour Party, Lady Katy Tse Blair, CEO Islington Chinese Association; Jake Sumner, Chief Adviser to the Shadow Business Secretary
影子商务大臣丘卡•乌穆纳（Chuka Umunna）、华人工党主席（企业家）梁辛尼（Sonny Leong）、工党财政与工业团体主席大卫•奥芬巴赫（David Offenbach）、Goodman Derrick律师事务所合伙人及工党顾问Alison Downie、依士灵顿华人社团首席执行官谢锦霞（Katy Tse Blair）女士、影子商务大臣顾问Jake Sumner。
The visit will take place from July 23 to 26 July