A batch of custom-made football shirts are being manufactured to promote goodwill between Coventry and China.
The international trade team at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has commissioned 60 shirts - which are half Coventry City and half China national team - to take on their next trade mission.
The hybrid shirts are made by city-based firm 4 Club & Country, which launched its product range earlier this year.
Mark Eaton, director of the chamber's China Trade Liaison Office, said he would present the special shirts to dignitaries and senior officials during the traditional exchange of gifts.
He said: "It is becoming more difficult to find original gifts for the Chinese, as they manufacture so many of the things available themselves in their own country.
"When we saw the 4 Club & Country shirts we thought they would make ideal presents. We are one of the leading chambers of commerce in the UK for promoting trade links with China and it is thoughtful touches such as this which help promote goodwill."
Dubbed the Chamber's 'Mr China', Mark Eaton's work in the Shandong province earned him the honour of being made a special consultant of the Shandong CCPIT - the Chinese equivalent of the UK's Chambers of Commerce. Its capital city, Jinan, is twinned with Coventry.
Over the past 12 years, Mr Eaton and his colleagues have forged excellent links between the two regions. 4 Club & Country was set up earlier this year by three lifelong Coventry City fans.
Recent shirts made available by 4 Club & Country include Coventry-Pakistan and Coventry-India editions, an idea which has been officially endorsed by the Sky Blues to attract ethnic fans.