LONDON — Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming called for building a China-Britain “Golden Era” 2.0 and shifting bilateral relations to a higher gear on Feb 21.
While addressing a Chinese New Year reception hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, Liu said China and Britain have everything in place to upgrade business ties, expand cultural exchanges and boost cooperation on global issues.
“Our two countries can align our development strategies, deepen cooperation and deliver more ‘golden fruits’,” he said. “Together, we can make the China-UK relationship an exemplar of win-win cooperation and common development between the East and West.”
The ambassador made the remarks after British Prime Minister Theresa May paid a visit to China three weeks ago, during which the two countries signed a series of agreements related to trade, education, culture, science and technology.
It was the first trip to China by a British prime minister since President Xi Jinping visited Britain in 2015, when both sides sealed the China-Britain “Golden Era” partnership.
Liu said both China and Britain are committed to upholding and promoting free trade and open economies.
Both believe in upholding economic globalization, opposing protectionism and reforming global governance, he said.
Liu said it is important for China and Britain to adopt a global vision.
“We must assume our duties by enhancing our cooperation on global issues, promoting global governance and contributing to the peace and prosperity of the world,” he said.