Firms from China and the UK are ideal partners in many countries along t
he Belt and Road Initiative, a China-Britain Business Council official said in Beijing.
“The UK has taken a very positive view on seizing these opportunit
ies for UK businesses, particularly our banks, our large consultancy firms and our infr
astructure companies,” said Jeff Astle, managing director of China operations at the council.
British expertise in areas of financial services, banking, legal services, consulting services around engineering pro
vides a broad range of opportunities for UK firms to collaborate with Chinese firms in other countries, Astle said.
“We benefit from many English legal jurisdictions in many
of these countries, the English language and our businesses have long history and experiences in these coun
tries. That means we are a great ideal partner for Chinese firms in many of these Belt and Road counties,” said Astle.
Americans are expected to spend 14.8 billion US dollars as they watch the New England Pa
triots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday, a survey showed.
According to the latest annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and
Prosper Insights & Analytics, about 182.5 million American adults plan to watch this year’s National Footb
all League (NFL) championship game, and each of them is expected to spend 81.3 dollars on average.
The biggest spenders will be those who are between 35 and 44 years old, as they are willing to spend an average of 123.26 dollars, the survey showed.
Viewers in the northeastern part of the country plan to spend the most, at an avera
ge 94.89 dollars, followed by the western part at 84.01 dollars, said the survey.
According to the survey, about 61 million people who plan to watch the game will attend a par
ty, 44 million people will throw a party while 13 million people will watch it in a bar or restaurant.