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· The Evening Standard Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled UK can take giant strides on China's 'new silk road'(2019-04-18)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Conferring Ceremony of 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad: Remember Your Mission Entrusted by Your Motherland and Carry on the Fine Traditions(2019-04-11)
· The Chinese Embassy Holds Symposium on "Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy"(2019-04-10)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Symposium on Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy: Learn the Oriental Wisdom and Understand the Future of China(2019-04-10)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the UK Regional Final of the 18th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students(2019-04-08)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 18th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition UK Regional Final: Build the Bridge of Exchanges and Understanding(2019-04-07)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds Talks with Senior Editors and Journalists of The Financial Times(2019-04-05)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Bank of East Asia 100th Anniversary Cocktail Reception: Seize the Opportunities in the New Era and Work Together to Create a Brighter Future(2019-04-05)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Holds Talks with Senior Editors and Journalists of the BBC(2019-04-04)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the APPCG Q&A with Ambassador on the "Two Sessions": Understand the "Two Sessions", Build up Consensus and Create a Bright Future(2019-04-02)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Philharmonia Orchestra Concert: Communication between Hearts Enhances Cooperation between States(2019-04-01)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Hunan-UK Future Innovation Summit(2019-03-30)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Hunan-UK Future Innovation Summit: Cooperation on Innovation Leads to a Bright Future(2019-03-29)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled 'Gunboat diplomacy' does not promote peace(2019-03-21)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Welcoming Dinner for Chairman Zhou Xiaochuan: Join Hands to Forge Ahead for A New Chapter of China-UK Financial Cooperation(2019-03-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury(2019-03-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Menna Rawlings, New FCO Director General of Economic and Global Issues(2019-03-08)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming attends and answers questions at panel discussion of the Concordia Africa Initiative(2019-03-02)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese for Labour Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019: Put People First and Deliver Benefits to the People(2019-02-28)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Annual Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019 Hosted by Chinese for Labour(2019-02-28)
· The Guardian Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Gunboat diplomacy can only harm Britain's relationship with China(2019-02-27)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "A Bite of China: A Private Banquet to Celebrate Chinese New Year": East Meets West in the Beauty of Harmony(2019-02-23)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madame Hu Pinghua Host a Reception Bidding Farewell to Minister Zhu Qin and Welcoming Minister Chen Wen(2019-02-21)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the KPMG Breakfast Meeting: The Chinese Economy: What has changed and what has not?(2019-02-21)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception to Bid Farewell to Minister Zhu Qin and Welcome Minister Chen Wen: Pass on the Baton of China-UK Friendship(2019-02-20)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China will bring further opportunities to the world as its economy remains robust(2019-02-19)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China of the UK(2019-02-15)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport(2019-02-15)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Chinese New Year Celebration at Trafalgar Square(2019-02-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends Chinese New Year Dinner 2019 Hosted by the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association(2019-02-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Wife celebrate the Spring Festival with HRH The Duke of York(2019-02-13)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Conservative China Group House of Commons Breakfast: Three Choices in China-UK Relations(2019-02-13)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the HSBC Chinese New Year Celebration 2019: Pool Our Wisdom to Create Prosperity(2019-02-13)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese New Year Dinner by the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association: Cement the Foundation for the Edifice of China-UK Relations(2019-02-12)
· Ambassador Li Xiaoming Gives an Interview to China Daily at the Chinese New Year Celebration at Trafalgar Square(2019-02-11)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of Festival of Spring, Chinese New Year Celebration(2019-02-11)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Robert Neill MP, Chair of the Parliament's Justice Select Committee, and Alan Hoo Hong-ching, Senior Counsel of Hong Kong(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madame Hu Pinghua Attend Chinese New Year Reception of the China-UK Charity Initiative(2019-02-09)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China-UK Charity Initiative Reception in Celebration of the Year of the Pig: Promote Cooperation through Charity(2019-02-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming met with Sir Danny Alexander, Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank(2019-02-07)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madam Hu Pinghua Attend Chinese New Year Dinner 2019 Jointly-hosted by the 48 Group Club and the China Chamber of Commerce in the UK(2019-02-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Madam Hu Pinghua Attend the China Lates of the Science Museum(2019-02-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Wife Attend the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Reception Hosted by Prime Minister May(2019-02-01)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the "Icebreakers" Chinese New Year Dinner 2019: Carry on the "Icebreakers" Spirit and Take China-UK Relations Forward(2019-02-01)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China Lates of the Science Museum: A Delightful Taste of China, A Closer China-UK Bond(2019-01-31)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the 2019 CSSAUK Chinese New Year Gala(2019-01-30)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends 2019 APPCG Chinese New Year Reception(2019-01-30)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the APPCG Chinese New Year Reception: Build Common Ground for a Truly "Golden Era"(2019-01-29)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 2019 CSSAUK Chinese New Year Gala: Align the Small Dream with the Big Mission(2019-01-29)
The Evening Standard Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled UK can take giant strides on China's 'new silk road'
2019/04/18

On 17 April 2019, the Evening Standard and its website published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled UK can take giant strides on China's 'new silk road'. The full text is as follows:

Macclesfield, a town in the North-West known as the "silk capital of England", has had interactions with China for more than 400 years and is regarded as the Western end of the ancient Silk Road in Europe. Fast-forward to the second decade of the 21st century and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), designed to revive the ancient trade route, is becoming the mainstream of China-UK co-operation.

The UK Government has appointed a BRI special envoy, established an expert board and participated in the Belt and Road Forum Advisory Council. The all-party parliamentary group on the BRI Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is looking into policy support and legal guarantees. Joint principles have been issued to address the environmental and social risks of BRI and encourage green investment.

China-UK business co-operation is thriving. Latest figures show trade in goods exceeding $80 billion for the first time in 2018 and mutual investments increasing, with direct investment from China up 14 per cent year on year.

People-to-people exchanges have flourished, evidenced by 1.5 million mutual visits per year, with 190,000 Chinese students in Britain and more than 10,000 UK students in China. Eight new direct flights were launched last year between Chinese and British cities.

Later this month, the second Belt and Road Forum will be held in Beijing.

Representatives from more than 100 countries will discuss BRI. This will be a chance to deepen Britain's participation and achieve more results in China-UK co-operation. The first opportunity is rule-making. Britain has played a leading role in the establishment and management of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. In BRI development, Britain could have a big role to play in ensuring that the projects are of higher quality, at a higher standard, with higher return.

The second opportunity is exploration of third-party markets. The forum will include a CEO conference and meetings on business co-operation. This points to immense potential for third-party involvement in BRI development. The UK, with its unique strengths in professional services, project-management and financing, could tap into this potential.

The third opportunity is green development. The forum will unveil key projects aimed at implementing the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China and the UK, having laid the groundwork for co-operation on green finance, environmental protection and sustainable development, could expand it to wider areas.

Like all things new, BRI has met with misunderstandings or doubts. Amid the profound changes in the world, hesitation leads only to missed opportunities. I hope Britain will seize the opportunities of BRI and join hands with China to make a greater contribution to the China-UK "Golden Era".

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