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H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Lord Hunt, Chairman of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation
Ambassador Liu with Lord Hunt

   On April 25, 2017, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming met with Lord Hunt, Chairman of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation. Peter Batey, former Private Secretary of Sir Edward Heath and Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club were present.

   Lord Hunt recalled the life story of former Prime Minister Sir Edward and his "indissoluble bond" with China, and briefed Ambassador Liu on what the Foundation has been doing to carry on the unfinished work of Sir Edward and continue to deepen UK-China relations.

   Ambassador Liu said that Sir Edward's historic contributions to the development of China-UK relations is all the more valuable as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of China-UK ambassadorial diplomatic ties this year. He encouraged the Foundation to continue to contribute to the in-depth development of China-UK relations in the "Golden Era".

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   The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation named after the former British Prime Minister is a philanthropic institution established in 2005. It is responsible for the management of the former residence and heritage of Sir Edward to support charity. During his lifetime, Sir Edward was committed to the development of China-UK relations, and the two countries established ambassadorial diplomatic ties during his tenure as Prime Minister Sir Edward had visited China 26 times after he left office, and was actively involved in fostering closer China-UK friendship.


From left: Chairman Perry, Lord Hunt, Ambassador Liu, Peter Batey and Minister Counsellor Chen Wen

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