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· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch Ceremony for AVIC Cabin Systems: Deliver Win-Win Results for China-UK Cooperation on Aviation(2018-07-17)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 2018 Hainan Free Trade Zone (London) Promotion: A New High Ground of Reform and Opening up, A New Contribution to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-07-14)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends and Addresses the Conference on Unlocking the Belt and Road Investment Opportunity Co-hosted by Thomson Reuters and Standard Chartered(2018-07-14)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Thomson Reuters Event: Unlocking the Belt and Road Investment Opportunity: Sow the Seeds of "Golden Fruits" for the Belt and Road Initiative(2018-07-12)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Hong Kong Association Committee Lunch: Seize the opportunities to Write a New Chapter for China-UK Relations(2018-07-11)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Visits the University of Huddersfield(2018-07-11)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Huddersfield: Devote Your Youthful Vigour to China-UK Cooperation(2018-07-10)
· The Sunday Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled The trade war reveals three conflicts of views(2018-07-09)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Sir Edward Lister, Non-Executive Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office(2018-07-06)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Annual Lunch of the Board of Directors of RIT Capital Partners: China is an Opportunity for Win-Win Cooperation(2018-07-06)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the British Parliament(2018-07-05)
· Minister Zhu Qin Attends the Launch of Air China London-Chengdu Direct Flight(2018-07-05)
· Chinese Embassy Holds Belt and Road Forum for Young Delegates from Global Diplomatic Forum(2018-07-04)
· Minister Ma Hui Attends the Opening of the Thirteenth China Executive Leadership Programme 2018(2018-07-02)
· The Guardian Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China will not tolerate US military muscle-flexing off our shores(2018-06-28)
· Charge d'Affaires a.i. Zhu Qin Attends the Opening Ceremony of the London Branch of Agricultural Bank of China(2018-06-27)
· Minister Ma Hui attends SMMT International Automotive Summit 2018(2018-06-27)
· Charge d'Affaires a.i. Zhu Qin Meets with Yang Wei-hsiung, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of Hong Kong SAR Government(2018-06-26)
· Charge d'Affaires a.i. Zhu Qin Attends the Inauguration Ceremony for the Association of British Chinese professors(2018-06-25)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled The 'Shanghai Spirit' is blazing a trail for a new style of international cooperation(2018-06-23)
· Charge d'Affaires a.i. Zhu Qin Attends the Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain Held by the Centre for Policy Studies(2018-06-21)
· Charge d'Affaires a.i. Zhu Qin Attends the China-UK Belt and Road Initiative Insurance Cooperation Forum(2018-06-19)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Cheng Yuek-wah, Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong SAR Government(2018-06-14)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with David Miliband, Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee(2018-06-14)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China(Shenzhen)-UK(London) Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference: Stay at the Forefront of Reform and Opening up, and Contribute to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-06-12)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Confucius is key to China-UK friendship(2018-06-07)
· Keynote Speech by H. E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 2018 "Young Icebreakers" 10th Anniversary Dinner: Break the Ice through Inclusive Cooperation(2018-06-05)
· The Chinese Embassy Team Finishes High at Races of "London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2018"(2018-06-05)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with the Delegation of the Journalism Education Foundation Hong Kong Limited(2018-06-04)
· Minister Zhu Qin Attends and Addresses the 7th China Business Forum(2018-05-27)
· The China Global Television Network reports on Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's speech at Asia House(2018-05-24)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Sam Gyimah MP, UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation(2018-05-23)
· Remarks by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the opening of the Wuhan Water Garden at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show: Appreciate the charm and beauty of China(2018-05-21)
· Minister Zhu Qin Meets with Gerry Keefe, Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Banking, Citigroup(2018-05-21)
· Keynote Speech by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Asia House: China: A Responsible Country and An Opportunity to All(2018-05-21)
· The Chinese Embassy in the UK Holds Official Transfer Ceremony of the New Diplomatic Premises(2018-05-21)
· Remarks by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Official Transfer Ceremony of the New Diplomatic Premises of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK: New Era, New Premises, New Goals(2018-05-18)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Professor Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong SAR Government(2018-05-18)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Senior Editors of Bloomberg Europe(2018-05-14)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Bloomberg: A More Open China Heralds A More Beautiful Spring(2018-05-09)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Dinner: Uphold Free Trade and Lead the Trend of Openness and Connectivity(2018-05-04)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the University of St Andrews: Ever to be Open, Ever to Excel(2018-05-03)
· Links between China and Shetland are strengthened(2018-05-03)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch of Confucius Classroom at Mid Yell Junior High School, Shetland Islands: Wave Your Magic Wand to Contribute a New Chapter to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-05-02)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Meets with Katharine Viner, Editor-in-chief of the Guardian(2018-04-28)
· The Event of "Guizhou Going Global - the United Kingdom" was Held in London(2018-04-27)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Event of "Guizhou Going Global - the United Kingdom": Advance Guizhou-UK Cooperation in the "Golden Era"(2018-04-26)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Attends and Addresses the City Week 2018(2018-04-25)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the City Week 2018: Harvest More "Golden Fruits" for China and UK through Open and Inclusive Cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative(2018-04-25)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled A More Open China Helps the Whole World(2018-04-24)
Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch Ceremony for AVIC Cabin Systems: Deliver Win-Win Results for China-UK Cooperation on Aviation
Farnborough Airshow, 16 July 2018
2018/07/17

Chairman Tan Ruisong,

Mr. Michael Charlton,

Permanent Secretary Noel Lavery,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Good afternoon!

It is a real delight to join you at the Launch Ceremony for AVIC Cabin Systems.

Two years ago, in the opening year of the China-UK "Golden Era", I attended the Ceremony of AVIC International's Acquisition of AIM Altitude. I had the honor to witness a new chapter for China-UK cooperation on aviation.

Today, as the "Golden Era" shifts into a higher gear, it is exciting to witness the launch of AVIC Cabin Systems and see China-UK cooperation on aviation moving up to a new level.

This achievement has not come easily. It is a result of the attentive care and active support of the governments of our two countries as well as the hard work of the aviation industries.

Today's event will have a significant impact on the aviation sector in both China and the UK, and the world aviation development.

First, this event marks a new step in building the China-UK "air corridor".

As early as 1997, the Aviation Working Group was set up under the China-UK Joint Economic and Trade Commission. Its task was to enhance cooperation on aviation technology and engineering. This has laid a solid foundation for China-UK partnership in aviation.

Twenty years later, a major outcome was reached at the ninth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue to expand air traffic right. According to this arrangement, the number of direct flights between our two countries was to increase by 50% to 150 per week. Recently, Chinese airlines opened five new direct flights between China and the UK.

It is amid such an exciting development that AVIC Cabin Systems is born. This meets the need of upgrading China-UK "air corridor". It is a vivid example of the thriving cooperation between our two countries on aviation.

Second, today's event represents a higher level of China-UK cooperation on aviation.

Britain is a world leader in aviation. Its aviation industry has a long history, a solid foundation and impressive capabilities in research and innovation.

The Chinese aviation industry, though a late starter, has grown rapidly to become an important pillar of China's economic restructuring. China is the world's most promising aviation market. By 2020, China will have over 500 general aviation airports and more than 5,000 general aviation aircrafts.

Aviation is a sector of huge potential for China-UK cooperation. We each have our respective strengths. We can work together in a number of fields, from building the industrial chain to innovation and personnel training.

With today's launch of Cabin Systems, AVIC is upgrading resource allocation and improving business and product layout. This will enable airlines and aviation companies from both countries to identify new growth points in their cooperation, improve the quality of their products and services, and explore the global market. In short, this will allow the aviation industries of China and the UK to pool their strengths.

Third, aviation sector offers new opportunities for China-UK cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

The BRI represents an important step of China's new round of opening up. It is a platform for the broadest possible international cooperation. It is in keeping with the trend of economic globalization.

Under the framework of BRI, Chinese companies are working on better aviation infrastructure, expanding their international air transport market and building all-round connectivity.

Last month, China issued Special Management Measures (Negative List) for the Access of Foreign Investment (2018) to further increase access to the manufacturing sector. Foreign-ownership limits for manufacturers of certain aircrafts, including trunk route aircraft, regional aircraft, general-use aircraft, helicopter, drone and aerostat, are removed.

These measures will help accelerate the integration of China's aviation industry in the global supply chain. They will also create growth opportunities for global partners, including those in the UK.

Now, we are faced with the surging protectionism and unilateralism in the world. But these measures represent a strong voice for openness and win-win cooperation.

I encourage the aviation companies from both countries to seize this opportunity to forge closer partnership. I hope you will play an active role in building the Belt and Road and contribute your part to the China-UK "Golden Era"!

In conclusion, I wish the AVIC Cabin Systems success! And I wish AVIC greater achievements in the future!

Thank you!

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