UK Prime Minister hosted a reception to celebrate Chinese New Year, Head of SAIN Secretariat was invited

On 1st February, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, hosted a reception at No 10 Downing Street to celebrate Chinese New Year, the UK-China relationship and the British Chinese community. Dr Yuelai Lu, Head of Secretariat of the UK China Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) was invited to the reception.

In her speech, the Prime Minister welcomed everybody at the reception to Number 10 Downing Street. She said “our ambition is a great meritocracy, to make Britain a country where whoever you are, whatever your background, you can go as far as your talent will take you.”

She said “in the British Chinese Community, we have an excellent example. Ever since the first settlers came to this country, you have been an exemplar of integration and success. Chinese enterprise, from food to finance, manufacturing to the arts, is a successful mainstay of the British economy.”

She said “we want to follow that example, emulate that success for everyone so that whoever they are they can reach their potential.”

The UK China Sustainable Agricultural Innovation Network (SAIN) was established in 2008 by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, it has become an important implementation mechanism for the UK and China in agricultural policy dialogue, science and technology cooperation and information exchange.

Click this link to watch the reception video clip at UK Prime Minister ‏@Number10gov:





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