Photo gallery

Ben with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao


As Chairman of the All-Party
Parliamentary China Group, Ben
hosted a number of meetings
throughout 2008-09.

The Group seeks to promote an
understanding of China’s position in the world today and to explore some of the challenges it may pose to us here in the UK. 

Meetings have therefore
covered a wide variety of issues
including human rights, science and technology, higher education and the G20 Summit.
Ben with his Vietnamese counterpart 
and members of the delegation

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary
Vietnam Group, Ben worked with
colleagues to strengthen the
relationship between the two
countries.

In May 2009 he led a delegation of nine
MPs and peers who visited the capital
Hanoi, as well as the province of Da
Nang. They met senior ministers and
members of the National Assembly and
discussed issues such as education,
good governance, responses to the
global recession and climate change.