Financial activity in Greater China

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Dear University College London,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. The information I am requesting relates to the University's financial activities in Greater China.

Please provide the following information:

1. The amount of any capital invested by the University, its subsidiary companies and joint ventures in companies registered and/or operating in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau over the last ten years. Please include the company names and, where possible, a brief description of the primary activities of the company. Please indicate whether the investment is ongoing.

2. The amount of any foriegn capital investments in the University, its subsidiary companies and joint ventures by companies registered and/or operating in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau over the last ten years. Please include the investor name and, where applicable and possible, a brief description of the primary activities of the investor. Please indicate whether the investment is ongoing.

Please provide the information in electronic form, separated into two databases - one database for information set 1 and another for information set 2. The "brief description of primary activities" need not be more than a few words. For example: a brief description of Oxford University Press (Shanghai) Ltd. may be "sales, marketing and distribution."

I would appreciate that if more than twenty working days are required to obtain this information you contact me as to how this request can be refined. Please contact me if you require any clarification. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Baker

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Yours faithfully,

Sam Baker

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Dear Sam,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

We will aim to send out our response by the end of this week.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
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University College London
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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Baker,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided below.

 

Your request and our response

 

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.
The information I am requesting relates to the University's financial
activities in Greater China.

 

Please provide the following information:

 

1.     The amount of any capital invested by the University, its
subsidiary companies and joint ventures in companies registered and/or
operating in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau over the
last ten years. Please include the company names and, where possible, a
brief description of the primary activities of the company. Please
indicate whether the investment is ongoing.

 

£0 – no investments have been made by the University.

 

2. The amount of any foriegn capital investments in the University, its
subsidiary companies and joint ventures by companies registered and/or
operating in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau over the
last ten years. Please include the investor name and, where applicable and
possible, a brief description of the primary activities of the investor.
Please indicate whether the investment is ongoing.

 

Not applicable – see our response to question 1 above.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

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FOI: [6][UCL request email].

Office phone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal extension: 57862); Mobile: +44
(0)7525285822

 

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