On invitation of the Liberal Democrat Party of UK, H.E. Mme. Ambassador Fu Ying came to Brighton on September 19 and attended the annual conference of the Liberal Democrat Party of UK. She met McMoore, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord McNally, Liberal Democrat Leader of House of Lords, Lembit Opik, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and Lord Clement-Jones, member of House of Lords in succession. They exchange views on such issues as Sino-UK relations, party contacts, environment, trade and Olympic Games. Fu Ying also listened to the speeches of some representatives participating in the annual conference of the Liberal Democrat Party of UK.
During the meetings, Fu Ying said that China attached great importance to the role of the Liberal Democrat Party of UK in UK politics and was willing to further strengthen the exchanges, contacts, talks and communications with the Liberal Democrat Party of UK and continuously enhance the understanding and friendship between the two sides. Fu Ying introduced such facts as China was strengthening the legal construction, enhancing rule of law and making continuous progress in the field of human rights, she also talked about the problems and challenges faced by China in its development, she emphasized such policies and practices of China as paying attention to the balance between equality and efficiency, organically combining the promotion of reforms and maintenance of social stability, and promoting and ensuring the social equality at the same time of continuously improving the efficiency of the economic development. She said that China was full of confidence to the stable development of the relationship with UK and she believed that the cooperation of the two countries in all fields would be more proactive and fruitful with the mutual efforts of both sides. She also hoped that the Liberal Democrat Party of UK could have more knowledge about the true conditions of China.
The members of the Liberal Democrat Party of UK Fu Ying talked with said that China had made remarkable economic achievements. The active participation and cooperation of China are essential for the settlement of such issues as climate change, environment and development of the world. Further strengthening of the cooperation of the two countries in such fields as trade, finance, investment, environment and international affairs is good for the both sides. Lord McNally expressed his special wish that the Beijing Olympic Games could be a success and he supported the two countries to carry out further cooperation around the holding of the Olympic Games.