On November 10, 2016 local time, Vice Premier Ma Kai met in London with Duke of York Prince Andrew of the UK.
Ma Kai told Prince Andrew that during your meeting with President Xi Jinping this April in Beijing, both sides agreed to enhance all-round communication and cooperation so as to better benefit the two countries and the two peoples. Not long ago, you visited China again and proposed to further advance bilateral relations, which China appreciates. President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the general direction of the "golden era" of bilateral relations when they met in Hangzhou this September. In spite of increasing uncertainty and instability in current world situation, China-UK relations have maintained such direction, enabling the world to be more confident in bilateral relations. It is hoped that you can continue to support the development of bilateral global comprehensive strategic partnership in the 21st century.
Prince Andrew noted that since the successful visit of President Xi Jinping to the UK last October, UK-China relations have been constantly strengthened. As a reliable cooperation partner of China, the UK is willing to open market to the Chinese side and further enhance cooperation with China in such areas as innovation, technology and science, finance, capital and third-party markets. Prince Andrew himself is willing to play a role in promoting UK-China relations and cooperation in various fields for greater progress.
Ma Kai also introduced the situation and outcomes of the eighth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue.