Dear University of Birmingham,

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

University of Birmingham

Due to the COVID 19 virus the University is on Restricted Opening and therefore is likely to be slower in responding to Freedom of Information requests and Subject Access requests. Please be assured that the University will respond to you as quickly as it is able to.

FOI, University of Birmingham



Due to the COVID 19 virus the University is on Restricted Opening and
therefore is likely to be slower in responding to Freedom of Information
requests and Subject Access requests.  Please be assured that the
University will respond to you as quickly as it is able to.

 

Regards

The Data Protection and Freedom of Information Team

FOI, University of Birmingham

Dear Sam Baker

 
Thank you for your request for information below which the University of
Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know.  If a fee is payable a fees notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
 

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From: [FOI #717418 email]
<[FOI #717418 email]>
Sent: 11 January 2021 18:44
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Financial activity in Greater
China
 
Dear University of Birmingham,

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

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Dear FOI Team,

This is a message to remind you that today marks twnety working days since my FOI request was sent. Please respond by the end of the day.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Baker

University of Birmingham

Due to the COVID 19 virus the University is on Restricted Opening and therefore is likely to be slower in responding to Freedom of Information requests and Subject Access requests. Please be assured that the University will respond to you as quickly as it is able to.

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Dear Sam Baker

 
Further to your recent request for information please see the attached
response. 
 
If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
 

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From: FOI <[University of Birmingham request email]>
Sent: 12 January 2021 16:00
To: [FOI #717418 email]
Cc: FOI
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Financial activity in
Greater China - [2021.01.22]
 

Dear Sam Baker

 
Thank you for your request for information below which the University of
Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know.  If a fee is payable a fees notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
 

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From: [FOI #717418 email]
<[FOI #717418 email]>
Sent: 11 January 2021 18:44
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Financial activity in Greater
China
 
Dear University of Birmingham,

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

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