Dan recently spoke in a European Parliament debate on whether the EU should award China, Market Economy Status. With the West Midlands being the only region in the UK to hold a trade surplus with China - £3 billion in 2015, the region stands the gain from easier access to Chinese markets boosting exports and economic growth.
"Free trade is vital for the West Midlands and vital for the EU as a whole, creating jobs and promoting exports. We should trust in the WTO and bind China into the rules of global trade."
The full speech can be viewed here.