Chinese leaders arrive for Belfast summit
More than 50 Chinese provincial and municipal leaders arrived in Belfast on Friday for a three-day meeting.
They will discuss creative industries, health service technology and agri-food security and innovation a s part of the 2017 UK-China Regional Leaders Summit in the city.
Tim Losty, director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in China, said: "Our bid to host the summit was in February this year and it was supported by both governments and recognised the Bureau's work in developing constructive relations with the provinces of Liaoning and Hubei and their cities over the last three years.
"The mission of the Bureau in China is to strengthen the relationship with the government and people of China and to identify projects that will be of mutual and practical benefit.
"Given the period of time the Bureau has been operational in China, this is a significant achievement and demonstrates support for our strategy for working with regions."