|Ambassador Liu Xiaoming has lunch with Conservative MPs|
On March 10, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming was invited to a working lunch with Lord Powell, Conservative member of the House of Lords and former Chairman of China-Britain Business Council (CBBC). Also attended were David Willetts MP, Shadow Minister for the Universities; Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Shadow Minister of Trade; David Gauke MP, Shadow Treasury Spokesman, and Edward Llewellyn, Chief of Staff to the Rt Hon David Cameron.
Lord Powell and others welcomed Ambassador Liu to assume his new office in the UK, and said that the Conservative Party pays attention to China’s increasingly important role in the international arena and proposes active development of the relations with China. The Conservative Party is willing to work with China to better promote forward the UK-China relations if it wins the general election.
Ambassador Liu said that the China-UK relations have gone beyond the bilateral scope and have a global and strategic significance. China attaches great importance to developing relations with the UK, and this is not only beneficial to the two peoples but also conducive to world prosperity and stability. He said that China appreciates the long commitment of the Conservative Party to the development of the China-UK relations. As the new Chinese Ambassador to the UK, he is willing to set up extensive contacts with all circles in the UK, both in and outside the government, and work closer with them to properly handle the differences existing in the bilateral relations, jointly promote the steady development of China-UK relations and further boost the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in various fields including economy, trade, investment, low-carbon economy, education, technology and culture.