British PM says "Wishing you prosperity" in Chinese for Year of Tiger

09:20, February 16, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said "Gong Xi Fa Cai", or "Wishing you prosperity" in Chinese, on Monday during a reception held at 10 Downing Street to mark the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year.


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (1st L) expresses warm new year wishes to attendees during a reception at No. 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister, in London, capital of the U.K., Feb. 15, 2010. Brown hosted a reception for overseas Chinese in Britain here on Monday to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year that falls on Feb. 14 this year. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

In a message to mark the occasion, Brown said the government would continue to promote values shared with the thriving Chinese community such as the belief in "hard work, enterprise, community spirit and strong families."


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown expresses warm new year wishes to attendees during a reception at No. 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister, in London, capital of the U.K., Feb. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

Brown said: "We are doing all we can to ensure economic stability and job security and I am proud that many Chinese entrepreneurs continue to create employment and contribute to the nation's GDP."


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (C) and some Chinese guests have group photos taken during a reception at No. 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister, in London, capital of the U.K., Feb. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

Almost 100 guests including television presenter Gok Wan visited Number 10 to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Tiger.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Train collision kills at least 20 outside Brussels
  • Security tightened in amid intense political situation
  • Idian police examine video footage to look for clues of suspects in Pune bombing
  • China's Bao takes gold at fencing Grand Prix Moscow leg
  • Lunar New Year celebration all-around in China
  • New Year flowers bloom in City of Spring
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/6895298.pdf