Our China trip is NOT a holiday, insists Derby council
Derby City Council has defended flying four people out to China next week, insisting the trip is not a holiday and could bring serious financial and business benefits to the city.
Council leader Ranjit Banwait is to sign an agreement with officials in Hefei, an emerging city in Eastern China, that he hopes will encourage growing businesses in the area looking to expand to the UK to choose Derby.
A detailed itinerary for the journey released by Mr Banwait shows a packed schedule over four days across Hefei and Shanghai. And the council emphasised that it had covered the cost of the trip,... read more
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