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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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends and Delivers a Speech at Bloomberg's Navigate the New Silk Road 2019(2019-07-12)
· 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)
· Response from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the University of Huddersfield Honorary Award Ceremony: Bring up New Talents and Make Headways towards the Future(2019-07-09)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Signing Ceremony of the Confucius Institute of Science and Technology Innovation at the University of Huddersfield: Keep to the Right Direction and Open up a Future of Win-Win Results(2019-07-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview on BBC's Andrew Marr Show(2019-07-08)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds a Press Conference on the Question of Hong Kong(2019-07-04)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Generation UK: Celebrating Five Years Reception Event(2019-06-29)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Generation UK: Celebrating Five Years Reception Event: Live Your Dream in the China-UK "Golden Era"(2019-06-29)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming contributes an article entitled In the US/China trade battle, it is vital to separate truth from fiction to The Daily Telegraph(2019-06-27)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the CCCUK 2019 Annual Conference: Build a Platform for Open Cooperation(2019-06-27)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the CCCUK 2019 Annual Conference(2019-06-27)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China & Second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum(2019-06-27)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Celebration the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China & Second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum:Build on Past Achievements and Join Hands to Enhance China-UK Win-Win Cooperation(2019-06-27)
· Keynote Speech on the Belt and Road Initiative by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the British Parliament: New Stage, New Opportunities, New Role(2019-06-26)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview to Sky News All Out Politics(2019-06-22)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of China CITIC Bank London Branch: Ride the Wind of the "Golden Era" and Write a New Chapter of China-UK Financial Cooperation(2019-06-22)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Gives Exclusive Live Interview to BBC World News(2019-06-14)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales(2019-06-13)
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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