China has agreed to allow Britain to open a consulate in Guangzhou. The deal was agreed this week between Foreign Office minister Jeremy Hanley and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Wang Yingfan in Beijing. In return China will be allowed to set up a consulate in Edinburgh, complementing the one in Manchester. Britain has a consulate in Shanghai and will have the Trade Commission in Hong Kong after the handover. 'We were keen to open up in Guangdong because of the expansion of trade there,' said a Foreign Office spokesman yesterday.