Manchester-Beijing service is major catalyst for Northern economy

Andy Burnham checks in at Manchester Airport yesterday
The North of England is reaping the rewards of its ever-stronger ties with China, according to research released today (September 17). Driven by two years of direct flights between Manchester Airport and Beijing, levels of growth in trade, tourism and knowledge exchange between the North and the Far East are outstripping national averages. Chinese companies are increasing their investments in the North of England, furthering a trend sparked by President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Manchester nearly three years ago. This ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...