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Welcome the Year of the Tiger

by New Worker correspondent

NCP leader Andy Brooks joined diplomats, politicians and businessmen at an online reception held by the Chinese embassy in London on Monday to welcome the Chinese New Year.

Ambassador Zheng Zeguang delivered a keynote speech in which he said: “The Chinese New Year is also a festival of hope and aspiration. As a Chinese saying goes: “Plan for a successful year in the spring.” Spring is the season when nature comes back to life. It is also the time for making plans and getting down to business.

“Looking around the world, the changes of the times are precipitated by the worst pandemic of the century. The world enters a new period of turbulence. What must we do to prevail over COVID‑19? What kind of a world do we want post pandemic?

“At the 2022 World Economic Forum Virtual Session on 17th January, President Xi Jinping proposed and expounded China’s solution. He pointed out, countries need to embrace co-operation and jointly defeat the pandemic, resolve various risks and promote steady recovery of the world economy, bridge the development divide and revitalise global development, and discard Cold War mentality and seek peaceful co-existence and win–win outcomes.

“In the Year of the Tiger, China will stay committed to pursuing high-quality development, to reform and opening-up and to promoting ecological conservation. We will continue to champion the common values of mankind. We will always be a defender of world peace, a contributor to global development and an upholder of international order. And we will work with all countries to build a community with a shared future for mankind.”