March 13th marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the embassies of China and the United Kingdom. For the occasion, the interactive multimedia program “50 Years, a New Road: In Search of Icebreakers in the New Era”, designed and organized by China Media Group, was officially launched. The online launch ceremony was attended by dozens of Chinese and foreign guests, including the deputy director of the Communications Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the president and editor-in-chief of China Media Group, Shen Haixiong, China’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. United kingdom. , Zheng Zeguang, son of Jack Perri, one of the first icebreakers of bilateral relations, Stephen Perry, former British Deputy Prime Minister, Michael Ray Dibden Heseltine, and former British Trade Secretary, Vince Cable.
In his speech, Chen Haixiong stressed that in his letter of good wishes in January for the “icebreaking” initiative organized by 48 British groups, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the hope that advocates and representatives of industrial and trade relations would look to the future. Of the two countries adhere to the “ice-breaking spirit”, and constantly explore mutually beneficial cooperation, so as to give new meanings to Sino-English friendship, for the benefit of the two countries and their peoples. The event organized this time by China Media Group is specifically aimed at remembering the friends of the older generation who have made historical contributions to the development of bilateral relations.
Ambassador Cheng Zhiwang stressed that the two sides should deepen understanding, reduce misunderstanding, enhance mutual trust, properly handle differences and respect each other’s core interests.
For his part, Michael Ray Debden Heseltine noted that China has become a global power and its relations with other countries of the world are very important. He concluded by expressing his hope that these relations will be based on a more solid foundation than ever before.
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