Along with the Irish Embassy in Beijing, our Consulate in Shanghai, and the State Agencies in China, the Consulate General works to pursue opportunities to enhance the political and economic relationship between Ireland and China that will deliver economic growth and jobs; promote Ireland and the Irish Arts; and maintain and enhance links with our Irish diaspora.
We work closely with our State Agencies in China (Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland) to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
Along with the Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate in Shanghai, we also provide consular assistance to Irish citizens resident in and visiting China.
Working with the right expertise in relevant state agencies is part of our successful strategy.
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, it also has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations.
Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment. IDA Ireland has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
The Irish Food Board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food and drink suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Bord Bia’s Asia-Pacific office is in Shanghai.
Tourism Ireland markets the island of Ireland as a holiday destination overseas. It devises and implements world-class marketing programmes and provides industry partners with opportunities to market their own products and services. Tourism Ireland works with TLM Marketing in China to promote Ireland to Chinese tourists.