The connections between Belfast, Northern Ireland and China are pronounced and significantly varied. China accounts for 1.3% of all export from Northern Ireland and is said to be worth more than £100m per year to the North Irish economy. The biggest exports to China include power generating equipment, electronic control devices and animal hides for leather production.
There are more than 10,000 overseas Chinese residents in Northern Ireland with people of Chinese origin first arriving in Northern Ireland in the 1960s. Notably Chinese is the largest non-native restaurant genre in the country, and this relationship has been deepened since Belfast and Hefei became sister cities in 2005.
In addition to trade and the existing numbers of Chinese nationals living in Belfast over 100 tour operators from China visited Northern Ireland at the end of February 2016 and there is great potential for North Ireland to attract many of the 100 million outbound tourists that explore the world each year.
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