A celebration of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was held by the British Consulate General in Guangzhou on June 11th at Guangzhou Opera House.
British Consulate General in Guangzhou celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
“This year marks the 65th anniversary of the “'ice-breaking trip”' of China-UK trade,” said Li Xin, vice-chairwoman of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. “Thanks to the efforts of friendly personages from both countries from generation to generation, the exchanges in economy, trade and culture between China and the UK have continued to advance.”
According to Li, the total foreign trade between the two places reached USD 17.56 billion, accounting for about a quarter of the total trade between China and the UK in 2018.
“We have a Golden Era of UK-China relations and we have an especially fruitful relationship between the UK and South China,” said Karen Maddocks, British Consul General in Guangzhou. “Guangdong is our largest trade partner in China. A fifth of our trade with China comes through this province, in fields such as financial and professional services, clean energy, education, healthcare, technology, architecture and city design, and the creative industries. ”
Looking ahead to the future, Mr. Maddocks said the both sides would build on this success. “Our cooperation will focus on developing close engagement with government and business in the Guangdong- Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, increasing innovation partnerships, co-operating on the sustainable development goals including gender equality and reducing plastics pollution.”
Author: Steven Yuen, Li Jiaxing
Editor: Monica Liu