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· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the New Year Celebration Dinner of China Enterprises Association in Britain(2014-12-20)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of Bank of China Bulk Commodity Business Centre (London)(2014-12-19)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Chinese Embassy Breakfast for Ming: 50 Years that Changed China(2014-12-17)
· Congratulatory Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming On the Opening of London Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
· Developing Together through Exchange and Mutual Learning(2014-11-23)
· Quicken Outbound Pace to Deepen China-UK Win-win Cooperation(2014-11-22)
· Seize the Opportunities to take China-UK Cooperation to a New Level(2014-11-20)
· Speech at the Opening Ceremony of "Yan Fu and Chinese Imperial Students at the Royal Naval College" H E Ambassador Liu Xiaoming(2014-11-14)
· Peaceful Development and Shared Win-win(2014-11-14)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Interview With the House Magazine: Eastern Promise(2014-10-27)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming: Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs, no foreign government or individual has the right to intervene(2014-10-26)
· Advancements of RMB Internationalization in the UK, Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Launch of UK Government RMB Bond(2014-10-22)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Opening Ceremony of Jiangsu Comes to You 2014(2014-10-10)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At KPMG Luncheon(2014-10-08)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Dinner for British Scholars and Scientists(2014-10-01)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Celebrates National Day with British Scholars(2014-10-01)
· Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming(2014-09-28)
· Speech by H.E. Liu Xiaoming at The Rise of RMB Forum: The London Opportunity For the Internationalization of RMB(2014-09-24)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the 65th National Day Reception(2014-09-24)
· Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming(2014-09-17)
· The Noble Mission and Dreams(2014-09-11)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Opening of the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building(2014-09-10)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At China Tourism Night 2014(2014-08-22)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends the Launch of the London Autumn Cultural Season(2014-08-17)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Launch of the London Autumn Cultural Season 2014(2014-08-15)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Welcoming Dinner in Jersey Island(2014-08-13)
· The Memory of Friendship Never Fades(2014-07-11)
· The Financial Times Carries Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Article on Hong Kong's Political Reform(2014-07-09)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Opening of the Exhibition "Ming: The Golden Empire"(2014-06-28)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Opening Remarks at the Press Conference for Premier Li Keqiang's Visit to the United Kingdom(2014-06-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Address at the Reception for the 10-Year Anniversary of the Nottingham University Ningbo China(2014-06-13)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Address at Dinner of the China-UK Business Leaders' Innovation Forum(2014-06-04)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Speech At The First China-UK Business Leaders' Summit(2014-06-03)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Address at the CFAB Charity Reception(2014-05-30)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Address at the Second China-UK CEO Dialogue(2014-05-28)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Young Icebreakers's 6th anniversary celebration(2014-05-23)
· China's Security Outlook and National Defence in the Context of the China Dream(2014-05-21)
· Video Message by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Reception of "Chengdu 72 Hours Experience in London 2014"(2014-05-21)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Climate Group's 10 Year Anniversary Special Event(2014-04-30)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At UK-China Sustainable Energy Summit(2014-04-23)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Dinner for Chinese and British Film Workers(2014-02-22)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the HSBC Chinese New Year Lunch(2014-02-14)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At APPCG Chinese New Year Reception(2014-02-13)
· China is a Force for Peace and Stability in Asia(2014-02-06)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At Chinese New Year Celebrations in London(2014-02-06)
· China Has A Bright Future In the Road Ahead(2014-01-27)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Save the Children Dinner(2014-01-22)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the "Icebreakers" Chinese New Year Dinner(2014-01-22)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the BOC Celebration of the Issue of RMB Bonds(2014-01-20)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the China Business Conference 2014(2014-01-18)
Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the New Year Celebration Dinner of China Enterprises Association in Britain
(Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, 18 December 2014)
2014/12/20

President Si Bingjun,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to join you again at this annual meeting of the China Enterprises Association in Britain (CEAB).

This gathering is also an ideal time to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

When I spoke at this CEAB New Year dinner last year, I foresaw a golden age for Chinese enterprises in the UK in 2014.

I predicted that your capital will snowball, your business will thrive, and your teams will expand. As 2014 draws to a close, I would say that my predictions have, to a very large extent, come true.

The year 2014 has seen remarkable growth for Chinese enterprises in the UK. Your great efforts have turned in an excellent report card. You have realised some outstanding breakthroughs. Here are some of the highlights:

· The obstacle to obtaining bank branch licenses has gone. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China set up a branch in London.

· China Construction Bank (London) Limited became the first clearing bank for renminbi outside Asia.

· Bank of China London Branch issued renminbi bonds and underwrote UK government renminbi bonds for the first time.

· Just this morning, Bank of China’s Bulk Commodity Business Centre was established.

· Property companies such as ABP, Greenland and Wanda launched major projects in the UK successively.

There have been also quite a number of new-comers to the UK.

· Sanpower bought the House of Fraser - a business with over one hundred years of trading heritage in Britain.

· And Hony Capital bought Pizza Express.

I hope they will soon join the ranks of CEAB.

So, I want to express my very warmest congratulations and sincere appreciation to all the Chinese enterprises in the UK:

· I congratulate you on your outstanding achievements.

· And I thank you for your contribution to the economic cooperation between China and Britain.

The year 2014 has also seen CEAB reach ever higher with achievements:

· CEAB has staged one major event after another.

· The outgoing President Fang Wenjian has shown great leadership.

· And the CEAB secretariat has been a superb support.

During the visit of the Chinese leaders, CEAB hosted a series of high-profile joint events in cooperation with UK business organizations:

· These included a business summit.

· An economic and trade forum

· And a business gala.

That was an excellent display of CEAB strength and capability. Overall this gave a powerful boost to CEAB’s image and influence.

As a result, in 2014 CEAB continued to grow:

· You admitted nearly 40 new members.

· You organised over 20 field trips, workshops and lectures.

· And you built close cooperative relations with more than ten foreign chambers of commerce.

All these developments are evidence of strong progress, broader outreach and greater authority for CEAB.

So, I want to most warmly congratulate CEAB on your success.

The coming year 2015 will be of great significance for both China and the China-UK relationship.

President Xi Jinping pointed out at the recent Central Foreign Affairs Conference: China must strengthen cooperation with the world and, through cooperation, promote win-win results.

The Central Economic Conference convened this month emphasised the following:

· First, improve the efficiency and quality of outbound investments.

· Second, encourage competitive industries to go global.

· Third, engage in cooperation on cutting-edge technology.

· And fourth, steadily advance the internationalisation of renminbi.

With these in mind, I foresee another golden year for Chinese enterprises in the UK. I hope:

· That you will seize the new opportunities of China’s comprehensive deepening of reform.

· And you will catch the new momentum of the China-UK relationship.

Here in the UK, you have access to exceptional resources and advantages. I urge you to:

· engage in joint R&D and innovation

· deepen cooperation on infrastructure

· introduce China’s equipment and technology to local businesses

· and accelerate financial cooperation.

You are the ones who are in an optimal position to help take China-UK economic cooperation to a new level.

I also hope that CEAB under the leadership of your new President, Si Bingjun, will continue to serve as “home for Chinese enterprises in the UK”.

CEAB has a vital role to help Chinese enterprises in UK. CEAB can do this by developing and strengthening cohesion and coordination among members.

CEAB has high responsibility to continue to serve as a “collective name card” for Chinese enterprise in Britain. In this way CEAB provides the showcase for the positive image of contemporary Chinese enterprises.

Last, but not least, I want to assure CEAB and Chinese enterprises of the continued support from the Chinese Embassy.

I am confident that, through our joint efforts, China-UK economic cooperation will surely continue to make remarkable progress.

Thank you!

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