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· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the New Year's Dinner of China Enterprises Association in Britain(2013-12-23)
· New Driving Force for China's Development, New Opportunities for China-UK Cooperation(2013-12-19)
· Chinese reform is good for the UK
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Interview with FIRST Magazine:Building a stronger partnership(2013-12-01)
· Comprehensively Deepening Reform Provides A New Driving Force For China's Development, Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Reform Club(2013-11-21)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the British Red Cross Annual Ambassador's Gala(2013-11-08)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Launch of the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank London Representative Office(2013-10-31)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Dinner of Chinese and British Business Leaders(2013-10-25)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the 48 Group Club Annual Award Reception(2013-10-23)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Book Donation Ceremony at the Needham Research Institute(2013-10-19)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Celebration of the Maiden Voyage Of COSCO England(2013-10-09)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Reception of the 64th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China(2013-09-25)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Of Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition Blue & Yellow(2013-09-04)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At the Reception of the European Premiere Of The Tragedy of Coriolanus by Beijing People's Art Theatre(2013-08-22)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception Of the Premiere of Jane Eyre by the Shanghai Ballet Company(2013-08-16)
· Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming(2013-07-12)
· Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch of China Newsweek UK Edition(2013-06-25)
· Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming to the Launch of the Manchester China Forum(2013-06-19)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Gather in London, Remember China(2013-06-08)
· Chinese Dream: The Dream of a Country, a Nation and a People(2013-05-03)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Interview with New World: China and the United Nations(2013-04-28)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Lunch Hosted by the Policy Council of Guernsey(2013-04-26)
· Speech by AMB Liu at the Welcoming Dinner Hosted by Lieutenant Governor of the Bailiwick of Guernsey(2013-04-24)
· China's Economic Prospects are Ever Bright Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at City Week 2013
· China's Diplomacy in the New Era(2013-04-18)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Walbrook Breakfasts 2013(2013-04-17)
· Speech by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Lunch Hosted by Council of Ministers of the Isle of Man(2013-04-12)
· Speech by AMB Liu Xiaoming at the Welcoming Dinner Hosted by Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man(2013-04-11)
· Video Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming To the China Business Conference 2013(2013-03-15)
· Video Message from H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming To the China Business Conference 2013(2013-03-15)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at CLWCA Chinese New Year Dinner(2013-02-28)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at HSBC Chinese New Year Lunch(2013-02-27)
· A Profitable Partnership for the Nations of the Dragon(2013-02-13)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming At Chinese New Year Celebrations in London(2013-02-12)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese New Year Reception in Wales(2013-02-09)
· A Bright Future for China-UK Educational Cooperation(2013-02-08)
· Strengthen "Positive Energy" in China-UK Relations(2013-02-07)
· Speech by AMB Liu Xiaoming at the All-Party Parliamentary China Group Chinese New Year Reception(2013-02-06)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Dinner with The All-Party Parliamentary China Group(2013-01-23)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at London Capital Club(2013-01-16)
· Speech by AMB Liu Xiaoming at the Lunch with British Delegates to China-UK Future Leadership Forum(2013-01-10)
· Speech by AMB Liu Xiaoming at the New Year Reception of China Enterprises Association in Britain(2013-01-05)
Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the New Year's Dinner of China Enterprises Association in Britain
(20 December 2013, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London)
2013/12/23

President Fang Wenjian,

Director-General John Cridland,

Chief Executive Stephen Phillips,

Chief Executive Colin Stanbridge,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a true pleasure for me to attend the New Year’s Dinner hosted by China Enterprises Association in Britain (CEAB).

This event gives me an opportunity to join business leaders from both China and UK in celebration of the New Year.

As we look back at 2013, I am pleased to see this has been a year when China-UK relations were back on track and started a new journey. 2013 has also been a year full of highlights for our trade and business relations.

China-UK bilateral trade scaled to a new high. Chinese statistics show that from January to November this year, China-UK trade increased by over 10% on a year-on-year basis. This is much higher than the average 1.5% growth of China-EU trade. This UK performance outshines all other EU country members.

Chinese investments in Britain broke new records. Since the beginning of this year, investments in Britain by Chinese companies have totaled nearly 5 billion US dollars. These cover a wide range of areas, such as:

· Advanced manufacturing.

· Energy.

· Real estate.

· Finance.

· Infrastructure.

· Retail.

· And culture.

Such scale and scope of Chinese investments in Britain were never seen before. Now nuclear energy and high-speed railways will be two key areas for our investment cooperation. Our two countries are working together to pull off projects in these areas and make them new flagships of our economic cooperation.

Chinese enterprises in Britain made new advances. These are some of the highlights this year:

· The Pudong Development Bank and Guangfa Securities arrived in Britain.

· Major Chinese banks are seeking license for opening branches in Britain.

· Huawei and China Taiping Insurance expanded their investments and businesses in Britain.

· Chang’an Auto, SAIC Motor, and Chongqing Machinery and Electric set up R&D facilities in the UK.

· Geely Auto spent heavily on R&D of new energy cabs.

· Chinese fashion brand Bosideng and NVC Lighting Technology also made proud progresses.

Currently there are a total of nearly 500 Chinese companies operating in Britain. These include both state-owned and private ones and all of them are thriving.

I want to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate and deeply thank all Chinese enterprises in Britain. I congratulate you for your exceptional achievements. I thank you for your huge contribution to China-UK economic cooperation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we take pride in our fruitful economic cooperation in the past year, we have every reason to be confident about the prospect of China-UK economic ties.

Two days ago, at the invitation of the 48 Group Club, the CBBC, the Great Britain-China Centre and KPMG I gave a speech to their members. The topic was on the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee and its outcome document, the Decision on Comprehensively Deepening Reform in China.

In that speech, I talked about the 10 opportunities that the Decision has opened for China-UK cooperation. Six of them are directly related to business and trade. The other 4 are also highly relevant.

With comprehensively deepening reform and continuous economic transformation and upgrading in China, enterprises have increasingly become China’s principal outbound investors. I believe a golden age lies ahead for Chinese enterprises in Britain. Your capital will snowball. Your business will grow. Your team will expand.

At the same time China-UK relationship has come to a new starting point. Bilateral cooperation has entered a new stage:

· Leaders of our countries have prioritized on stepping up win-win cooperation.

· China and EU have started negotiations on an investment agreement and aim to sign a full free trade agreement when conditions are ripe.

· Prime Minister Cameron has made clear that Britain will play a positive role in the process.

· All these offer a strong support for China-UK economic cooperation.

To sum up, I hope that you will seize the opportunities of deepening reform in China and opportunities of growing China-UK relations.

I believe that by making full use of these opportunities, you will achieve even greater success.

Last but not least, I want to thank the organizer of this event CEAB. In 2013, CEAB has played an important role in serving, uniting and promoting Chinese enterprises in Britain. It also deserves credit in matchmaking companies of our countries.

I hope that in the coming new year CEAB will build on your achievements and become a warm and loving home for Chinese enterprises in Britain.

I want to assure CEAB of the continued support from the Chinese Embassy.

In conclusion, I wish you all a very happy New Year! And a prosperous year of the Horse!

Thank you!

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