The Bar Council was pleased to host Ms Wu Aiying, the Chinese Justice Minister, along with their partners in the Lord Chancellors Training Scheme (LCTS), the Law Society, during her brief visit to England at the end of July. The China Law Council co-chairmen Adrian Hughes QC and Neil Sampson briefly met the minister and her delegation before welcoming her to a reception in Middle Temple. Desmond Browne QC congratulated the LCTS partners on the successful twenty year collaboration between the professions through the LCTS programme and continued engagement with its alumni and expressed the Bar’s commitment to continue working together with the Chinese Ministry of Justice and young leaders of their profession. The reception was well attended by barristers, solicitors and the LCTS Chinese lawyers. Madam Wu enjoyed meeting the guests and learning about the experiences of the LCTS lawyers in London. The reception strengthened the Bar’s relationship with the Chinese Ministry of Justice, a key partner in the LCTS programme.