The choir were proud to be invited by the Welsh Government to perform before the Vice Premier and delegation of vice-Ministers and ambassadors from China at the National Museum Cardiff this evening. The Vice Premier held a bilateral meeting with the First Minister and members of the Welsh Government’s Cabinet, followed by a banquet to honour the Vice Premier’s visit to Wales, which was attended by representatives from Welsh business, academia, arts, culture and sport who are working with or in China. China is one of Wales’ most important export markets. Welsh exports to China were worth £379 million in 2018 – a 21% increase compared to 2017. China is 9th in terms of Wales’s top export destinations. Wales has long-standing and strong economic, cultural and educational links with China and there are around 15 Chinese-owned companies in Wales, employing some 2,500 people. This includes Northern Automotive Systems in Gilwern, TongFang Global in Bridgend, Shunxi Stem Cell Engineering in Swansea and Acerchem in Port Talbot. Thank you once again Stewart Roberts (Music Director) and Gavin Parry (accompanist) both of Pendyrus Male Choir. Your continued support of Bridgend Male Choir is very much appreciated by the whole choir.
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