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· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Bank of China London Chinatown Branch 40th Anniversary Ceremony: Move Forward in Openness and Cooperate for Win-Win Results(2018-12-11)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Keele World Affairs Meeting: Reform Advances Development in China and Opening up Promotes Progress in the World(2018-12-07)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch Dinner of the China-UK Charity Initiative: Build the Bridge of Open Cooperation for All(2018-12-05)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Freedom Ceremony of the City of London: Firm Confidence in a Brighter and Shared Future(2018-12-04)
· The British Magazine FIRST Published A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Upholding Multilateralism(2018-11-29)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Sixth Cambridge University International Real Estate Finance and Investment Conference: Build a Platform for Open Cooperation together and Share the Opportunities for Development and Prosperity(2018-11-28)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Belt and Road Initiative and Green Finance Forum: Deepen Cooperation on Green Finance for More Progress in Belt and Road Development(2018-11-27)
· The British Journal Asia House Insights Published A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Openness and Cooperation is the Only Road Leading to Prosperity and Development in Asia and the World(2018-11-22)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China's focus is on peace, co-operation and hard work(2018-10-20)
· Message of Congratulations from Ambassador Liu Xiaoming to the fourth China-UK Regional Leaders' Summit(2018-10-17)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China can't let the law of the jungle harm world trade(2018-10-05)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Concert Celebrating the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th Anniversary of the Chopsticks Club: A Choral of Cooperation, A Dream of Friendship(2018-09-30)
· Speech by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception Marking the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China(2018-09-28)
· The Politics First Magazine Published A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled How to Ensure the Steady and Sustained Development of the China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-09-22)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Annual Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme: China Stays Committed to Peaceful Development(2018-09-20)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Talks about Sino-US Trade Disputes: Win-win Cooperation is the Only Right Path toward a Better Future(2018-09-20)
· Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Talks about the South China Sea Issue: No One Should Underestimate China's Will and Determination(2018-09-20)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Beijing Summit Gave Wings to China-Africa Cooperation(2018-09-15)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at "Vision China" Hosted by China Daily: Further Reform and Opening Up Creates a Brighter Future(2018-09-14)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launching Ceremony of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Share the Opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative and Create a Splendid Future for the China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-09-11)
· The Sunday Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Beijing Summit a milestone for China and Africa(2018-09-03)
· The Daily Mail Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Why global Britain must look towards China after Brexit(2018-08-30)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled EU and China should join hands on free trade(2018-08-25)
· The Financial Times Publishes A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled "Brics countries show the world and the US the benefits of globalisation"(2018-08-22)
· The Financial Times Carries Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Article: Harmony in Xinjiang Is Based on Three Principles(2018-08-22)
· The China Daily published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled A Shared Future for the World Benefits All Nations(2018-07-31)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception Marking the 91st Anniversary of the People's Liberation Army: Safeguard Peace and Promote Development(2018-07-27)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Fifth China Economic Symposium Held by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business: Uphold Openness and Inclusiveness for Win-Win Cooperation(2018-07-20)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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)
· 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 China Global Television Network reports on Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's speech at Asia House(2018-05-24)
· 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)
· Keynote Speech by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Asia House: China: A Responsible Country and An Opportunity to All(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)
· 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)
· 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)
Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Bank of China London Chinatown Branch 40th Anniversary Ceremony: Move Forward in Openness and Cooperate for Win-Win Results
Bank of China London Branch, 10 December 2018
2018/12/11

Lord Bates,

Deputy Mayor Joanne McCartney,

General Manager Fang Wenjian,

Chairman Tang Chu Ting,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Good evening!

It is a real delight to join you to mark the 40th anniversary of the Bank of China London Chinatown Branch! Let begin by extending my warmest congratulations!

Forty years ago, as China embarked on the great journey of reform and opening up, the Bank of China officially launched the London Chinatown Branch.

Forty years on, as China deepens reform and opens wider to the outside world, the Bank of China has branches all over the world. Such success epitomises the great achievements of China’s reform and opening up.

After 40 years of intensive cultivation in the British market and assiduous service to the local community, Bank of China has become a welcome feature in the landscape of Chinatown. Hand-in-hand with its British partners, it has made considerable contribution to local prosperity and development.

Today, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the London Chinatown Branch not only to review what has been achieved but also look ahead into the future. Looking into the future, I would like to share with you my three hopes for the Bank of China London Branch and the Chinatown Branch.

First, I hope you will continue to be the leader in the internationalisation of China’s banking institutions.

The Bank of China has always been a pioneer in this aspect. Your London Branch dates back to 1929. This was the first step in the internationalization of China’s modern financial sector.

The steps had quickened as China’s banking sector continued to explore the global market. By the end of 2016, about 22 Chinese banks had set up 1,353 overseas branches in 63 countries and regions around the world. As of today, seven Chinese banks, including the top five state-owned commercial banks, have set up branches in London.

Since the beginning of this year, the Chinese Government has announced a number of important measures of further opening up. These measures represent significant opportunities for Chinese banks and other financial institutions to expand their global business.

I hope the Bank of China will build on its past achievements, explore new frontiers and aim at higher goals. I hope that you will improve the quality of the RMB’s global products and services, and continue to be the vanguard of China’s integration into the global banking industry.

Second, I hope you will continue to be a promoter of China-UK financial cooperation.

As China-UK relations continue to deepen, financial cooperation between our two countries has become deeper, more diversified and more intensive.

In 2016, the Bank of China London Branch was entrusted by the Ministry of Finance of China to issue RMB sovereign bond. In the same year, the Bank of China listed the first Green Covered Bond at the London Stock Exchange.

China also encourages the establishment of financial services platforms in countries along the Belt and Road. This will create more opportunities for enhancing the already flourishing China-UK cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

I hope that Bank of China London Branch will fully leverage the unique role of London as an international financial centre,

  • to offer more high-quality financial products and services to Chinese and UK companies;
  • to provide financial support for the Belt and Road development;
  • and to create more highlights in China-UK financial cooperation.

Third, I hope you will continue to be a contributor to the economic and social progress of the local community.

Very soon, the Bank of China will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of its London Branch. In the past nearly 90 years, the Bank of China has worked closely with all sectors here in the UK. You have built a good image as a reliable brand.

The Chinatown Branch has been an active member of the London Chinatown community. Your active role in various events, including your sponsorship of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Trafalgar Square over the years, have help bring Chinese culture to the door steps of the British people.

It is my hope that both the London Branch and the Chinatown Branch of Bank of China will continue to focus on local business, improve local services and give back to the local community. I am sure that through such efforts, the Bank of China will present a fine image of China in the local community and enhance the friendship and cooperation between China and the UK.

The logo of the Bank of China has the Chinese character “zhong” in it. Zhong means central. This logo embodies a profound message and high expectation.

I sincerely hope that the Bank of China London Branch and the Chinatown Branch will continue to explore and increase its integration in the British market.

I hope you will, as your logo signifies, become the “central force” driving China-UK financial cooperation, and become the “central pillar” supporting regional development and sub national exchanges between our two countries.

Finally, I hope you will make new and greater contribution to the steady and sustained development of the China-UK “Golden Era”!

Thank you!

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