Midlothian’s world class research facilities were on the top of the agenda when a Chinese delegation visited Scotland this week.
The party from Shandong, a province in Eastern China, toured Roslin Institute and the Scottish Agricultural College’s facilities at the Bush Estate.
Leading the delegation was vice-governor Jia Wanzhi, who later met with Scottish Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson.
The visit is seen as a sign of strengthening links between Scotland and China.
First Minister Alex Salmond undertook a trade and cultural mission to China in December when he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the governor of Shandong.
China is emerging as a key market for Scotland. Salmon exports to China from January to November last year were worth £21.4 million and Scotch whisky exports were worth £60.1m in the same period.
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