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· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "My People, My Country" Gala: Singing of National Rejuvenation and China-UK Friendship(2019-10-14)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview on CGTN Agenda(2019-10-13)
· Remarks by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 21st Century China Forum: Take the Lead in Open Cooperation on Innovation and Deliver Win-Win Results(2019-10-12)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview on BBC Newsnight(2019-10-08)
· Minister Chen Wen talks about China's achievements and Hong Kong in a live interview on BBC World Service "News Hour"(2019-10-04)
· Minister Chen Wen Attends the Fifth Europe Forum hosted by the China Europe International Business School(2019-10-03)
· Minister Counsellor Wang Qi Attends the Standard Chartered Business Leaders Forum(2019-10-03)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview on Sky News Tonight(2019-10-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends CBBC's Autumn Reception(2019-09-28)
· Minister Ma Hui Attends the Promotion of the Xinhua English Multimedia Service(2019-09-28)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at CBBC's Autumn Reception: Join Hands for a Better Future of China-UK Cooperation(2019-09-27)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming: The Questions of Our Times Call for a Joint Response(2019-09-26)
· Madam Hu Pinghua, Wife of Chinese Ambassador to the UK Attends Event Hosted by the Lady Mayoress of the City of London(2019-09-26)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Presents Medal in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of P.R.C to Professor Phil Coates of University of Bradford(2019-09-26)
· The Politics First Magazine Published a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Invaluable Lessons of 65 Years of China-UK Relations(2019-09-26)
· Minister Counsellor Wang Qi Attends the Launch of the Ramshorn Building of the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools(2019-09-24)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Showcase Event for the Documentary China's Greatest Treasures(2019-09-20)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Harrow School: Know the Real China and Build A Bridge of Friendship(2019-09-20)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Showcase Event for the Documentary China's Greatest Treasures: A Shining New Era for China's Greatest Treasures(2019-09-19)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and His Wife Attend China Night Concert(2019-09-17)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception of China Night Concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Play the Notes For Consensus and Strength(2019-09-17)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Chan Fan, Secretary for Transport and Housing of Hong Kong SAR Government(2019-09-12)
· Minister Chen Wen Attends the Breakfast Roundtable of the 4th London International Shipping Week(2019-09-11)
· Chinese Embassy Hosts Reception Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China(2019-09-10)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China: Remain True to Our Original Aspiration and Write A New Splendid Chapter(2019-09-10)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Lunch Meeting with the Defence Correspondents' Association(2019-09-06)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Meeting with the Defence Correspondents' Association: Shoulder Common Responsibilities and Bridge the "Peace Deficit"(2019-09-06)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Market Open Ceremony at London Stock Exchange in Honour of the WCEC Coming to London(2019-09-05)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Official Banquet of the China-UK Business Leaders Forum and Delivers a Speech(2019-09-05)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Official Banquet of the China-UK Business Leaders Forum: Produce New Outcomes and Provide New Impetus(2019-09-05)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the AFCA International Forum for Green Finance (London) & AFCA Green Finance Practice Report 2019 Launching Event: Pursue Green Development and Write a New Chapter of Financial Cooperation(2019-09-04)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Market Open in honour of the WCEC coming to London: Come together to Build Three Platforms(2019-09-04)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article entitled US tariffs will inflict as much damage on America as they will on China to The Daily Telegraph(2019-09-03)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at A Polaris String Quartet Concert in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China: A Fusion of East and West(2019-08-30)
· Minister Ma Hui Gives Interview on Sky News(2019-08-24)
· Minister Counsellor Yang Xiaokun Attends the Celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Founding of the Isle of Man Chinese Association and the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China(2019-08-19)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds a Press Conference on the Situation in Hong Kong(2019-08-16)
· H.E. Liu Xiaoming contributes an article entitled China will never tolerate any challenge to the bottom line of "one country, two systems" to South China Morning Post(2019-08-16)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Concert in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China: Sing for Our Times and Our Patriotism(2019-08-07)
· Minister Ma Hui Meets with Director of BBC News and Current Affairs(2019-08-03)
· Chinese Embassy in the UK Holds Reception Marking the 92nd Anniversary of the People's Liberation Army of China(2019-07-28)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception Marking the 92nd Anniversary of the People's Liberation Army: Live up to the Mission and Carry on Shoulder to Shoulder(2019-07-26)
· Minister Chen Wen Attends Symposium on The Role of International Scientific Cooperation in Addressing Global Challenges(2019-07-19)
· Minister Ma Hui Attends 2019 China Yangzhou City Roadshow(2019-07-19)
· Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Chen Wen Holds a Talk with British Financial Experts(2019-07-17)
· Minister Ma Hui Attends the Launch of All-electric Lotus Cars under Zhejiang Geely Group(2019-07-17)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends and Delivers a Speech at Bloomberg's Navigate the New Silk Road 2019(2019-07-12)
· Minister Chen Wen Attends the Opening Ceremony of the SKA Global Headquarters(2019-07-11)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Navigate the New Silk Road Forum: China Stays Committed to Openness, Cooperation and Consultation, and Brings Confidence to the World(2019-07-11)
· Minister Ma Hui Visited Bloomberg's European headquarters(2019-07-09)
Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "My People, My Country" Gala: Singing of National Rejuvenation and China-UK Friendship
Guildhall, Birmingham, 13 October 2019
2019/10/14

Deputy Lord Mayor Yvonne Mosquito,

Ms. H-J Colston,

Dear Students and Friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a real delight to join you at the "My People, My Country" Gala in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, let me begin by extending my warm greetings and best wishes to you and, through you, to all the students, scholars, overseas Chinese and Chinese business community in the Midlands!

I would like to thank the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in the Midlands for hosting this Gala. My thanks also go to the Birmingham City Council and the Chopsticks Club for your support.

Tonight, we are gathered to celebrate friendship and cooperation. On top of that, we are gathered to sing "three odes".

First, we will sing an ode to youth.

A nation's strength is in its youth. Tonight, young people from both China and Britain are going to share this stage. In particular, the Mandarin Youth Voices will bring us the "Yellow River Cantata". I look forward to their wonderful inaugural performance.

My young friends, tonight, you are protagonists on the stage of the gala; tomorrow, you will be protagonists on the stage of the world. I hope your youthful vigor will drive you on as you strive hard to live your dream, blaze new trails, dedicate yourselves to this extraordinary era, and join hands to create a better future for both our two countries and the whole world.

Second, we will sing an ode to mutual understanding.

A Chinese legend tells of a musician travelling far and wide in search of a "zhiyin" -- someone who understands his music. So, "zhiyin" is a bosom friend. Today, we need more "zhiyin" between Chinese and Britons, and we need win-win cooperation between our countries. The only way to achieve that is through deeper exchanges and mutual learning.

I am pleased to see China-UK cultural and people-to-people exchanges flourishing. There are about 200,000 Chinese students here in Britain and more than 10,000 British students in China. I am sure that at such intensity, our exchanges will help ensure better understanding, foster a stronger bond and draw our peoples closer.

Third, we will sing an ode to win-win cooperation.

Cooperation at the local government level is an important part of China-UK win-win cooperation. Such cooperation has produced fruitful results in recent years.

  • Our two countries have set up the China-UK Region to Region Working Group. This mechanism is the first of its kind between China and a European country.
  • There are 68 pairs of sister provinces and cities between our two countries, including the sister relationships that Birmingham has with Guangzhou, Nanjing and Changchun.
  • Last month, the Huawei 5G Training Centre was officially launched in Birmingham.

Going forward, China-UK relations will continue to draw strength from the cooperation at the regional level and deliver benefits to local communities.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Friends:

Plato said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the minds, flight to the imagination, life to everything."

Tonight, let the music give wings to our minds and give strength to our actions. Let us sing the ode to China-UK friendship and cooperation!

In conclusion, I wish tonight's gala great success!

Thank you!

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