Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) launched a one-off joint call in 2012 to strengthen the existing research links between the UK and China. Funding was provided to facilitate bilateral co-operation between British and Chinese research groups in the research areas of healthy ageing populations, energy and food security.
A budget of £1M was available on the UK side (up to £200K per project). Matching resource for the Chinese participation in each collaborative project were provided by MoST.
Further information about the projects funded is available here.