Trade with China is booming – we’re working to grow it further

I’m writing this week’s column having just arrived home in Glasgow from a successful official visit to China – so this is a good opportunity to share some reflections on what has been a very productive week.



Bombing action led by Trump’s tweets risks making the Syrian humanitarian crisis worse

Back in 2015, David Cameron brought forward a debate on military action against ISIS in Syria, following the abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris.



Two weeks of Paternity Leave for new dads is just not good enough

New dads should have at least four weeks paternity leave not two, says SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor.



Mhairi Hunter: My Mum, Auntie Allison, helped make the SNP a driving force in Scottish politics

As part of our #Vote100 Project, we spoke to Mhairi Hunter about women in politics and her inspiration - her Mum Allison Hunter. 



First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to China: boosting trade, tourism, culture and education links

Nicola Sturgeon has just ended a visit to China to promote Scotland. From promoting Scottish businesses to building new education and cultural links, it’s been a successful visit.



5 ways trade and tourism between Scotland and China is booming

This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in China promoting trade, tourism and cultural links with the country.



SNP letter to Theresa May: Parliament must get a vote on Syria

Below is the full text of the letter to Theresa May from SNP Defence Spokesperson at Westminster, Stewart McDonald MP, on the recent events in Syria.



First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's UNICEF speech in China

Below is the speech given by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing at a joint Scottish Government/UNICEF event hosted by the Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship of Foreign Countries.



Gender wage gap figures make for shocking reading as women must wait two more centuries for equality

All companies, charities and public sector bodies with more than 250 employees were required to publish the difference in the hourly rate paid to men and women last week. Some of publications have made for shocking reading.


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