改革开放 reform and opening up
联合国安理会常任理事国 permanent members of the UN Security Council
With its splendid culture and numerous inventions, Britain ahs made tremendous contribution to human civilization and progress. It has also exerted an important influence on China’s social development.
Since the beginning of reform and opening-up, we have called upon our people to study and draw upon advanced science and technology, managerial expertise and fine cultural achievements of Britain and other countries with the goal of boosting our own modernization drive.
China has always attached importance to the United Kingdom and its role in Europe and in the world. Both China and the UK are permanent members of the UN Security Council, shouldering major responsibilities and having extensive shared interests in safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.
We should view China-Britain relations from a strategic and long-term point of view. I hope our two sides will make further efforts to increase contact and understanding, and strengthen consultation and cooperation between our tow countries.