OCTOBER 16 2018
President Xi recognised the considerable contribution of the Icebreakers mission of 1953 – 65 years ago – by receiving and meeting Stephen Perry and his delegation on October 16th, 2018.
He praised their far sightedness, and the challenging physical and political obstacles they had to overcome. He also talked about the great foundation it gave to UK-China relations. And proposed that we focus on the golden era.
The cut from Chinese CCTV News carried on their prime time at 7.00pm is a good capture of the meeting that lasted almost one hour.
Our thanks to both the British and Chinese Ambassadors for joining us. A good signal for UK-China relations
For the CCTV news report of the event please see here
For an english language CGTN news report see here
For the Xinhua News article please see here