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A very Happy Chinese New Year, from Sir Vince Cable

February 14, 2018 8:28 PM
By Will Cheung

A Chinese New Year message, from the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats:

Dr Vince CableI would like to wish a Happy New Year to our friends and members of the Chinese community in the UK and to all who celebrate Lunar New Year during this time of year. May it be a time of great joy and celebration with family and friends.

The Chinese community have long established roots in the UK, whether coming from the former colony of Hong Kong, South East Asia or from the People's Republic of China. Your contributions enrich the cultural life of all Britons, enhance our professions and bolster our economy.

It is said that those born during the Year of the Dog are loyal and honest, and are always ready to help those in need. By upholding these values, I believe we can work together to create a society that benefits everyone, whatever their walk in life. And as leader of the Liberal Democrats I am committed to helping balance the needs of our people with ensuring Britain has a positive role to play in Europe and the rest of the world.

I am therefore delighted that trade and investments between UK and China have been growing year on year, creating more jobs and benefitting both our economies. It is hoped that our two countries will also continue to cooperate on important global issues such as healthcare, the environment, peace and security.

As we greet the New Year together, may I wish everyone a wonderful festive season, a happy, healthy and prosperous year in 2018!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hey Fat Choy!

VINCE CABLE

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Chinese Translation:

英国自由民主党领导人 Sir Vince Cable MP致英国华人的新年贺词

我祝愿在英国所有华人社团的朋友们, 以及庆祝春节的所有同仁新年快乐 ! 愿您与家人和朋友共同欢度这个传统节日。

华人社区在英国已有悠久的历史,无论是来自前殖民地香港,东南亚国家,还是来自中国大陆,您们的参与和奉献极大地丰富了英国本土的文化生活,促进了我们的专业性发展,增强了我们的经济实力。

据说在狗年出生的那些人忠诚而诚实,随时准备帮助那些需要帮助的人。共有这种价值观,我相信我们可以携手共同创造一个让每个人都受益的社会,无论哪个行业,无论我们的生活环境如何。作为自由民主党的领导人,我的任务是帮助所有人都得到合理的生活需求,确保英国在欧洲及世界其他地区发挥积极作用。

我很高兴地看到英中两国之间的贸易和投资年年递增。这种增长无疑带来了更多的就业机会,使中英两国在经济上共同受益。我还特别期望我们将来继续在解决医疗,环境,和平与安全等这些重大的全球问题上进一步合作,创造美好的未来。

在农历新年之即,我祝大家 2018 年快乐,健康,富足!

新年快乐! 恭喜发财!