Boris Johnson this week hosted a group of Chinese businessmen in a bid to galvanise Chinese investment into London. His chief economic advisor, Dr Gerard Lyons, spoke with IBTimes UK about the economic growth of both economies, sharing his views that the UK economy would soon outgrow Germany's, and that continued Chinese investment is essential to London's economic health.

On the eve of European elections, Lyons also predicted that should the UK decide to leave Europe, it would survive provided the breakup was managed correctly.