Chinese officials visit Midlothian

Consul General Pan Xinchun of the Peoples Republic of China, visited the Roslin Institute as a guest of local MSP Colin Beattie.
Consul General Pan Xinchun of the Peoples Republic of China, visited the Roslin Institute as a guest of local MSP Colin Beattie.

Consul General Pan Xinchun of the People’s Republic of China, visited the Roslin Institute last month.

Consul General Pan, who is based at the Consulate offices in Edinburgh, was invited by Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie.

Mr Beattie, the Consul General, and Edward Siu MingTsang of the Asian Association of Culture, Commerce and Education in Europe were given a tour of the Institute by Easter Bush Campus Operating Officer Val White. Consul General Pan was highly impressed by the level of investment and quality of work at the Institute, in particular aspects of the pig genealogy.

Mr Beattie said: “I was only too happy to show Consul General the excellent work performed at Roslin Institute. I’m very grateful to everyone at the Institute for being so accommodating.

“The Consul General’s keen interest in visiting the Institute reflects very well on its global reputation as a centre of excellence – not least because of its groundbreaking work with Dolly the sheep.

“I hope this visit will help strengthen the scientific and economic bonds between Scotland and China in the years to come.”