Video Message from Jeremy Corbyn on Chinese New Year
Today, I would like to wish you, your loved ones, and the entire British-Chinese community a very happy New Year.
Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate with friends and family, to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next one.
2018 is the Year of the Dog. The earth dog represents people who’re responsible in their work, which sums up the Chinese community in Britain very well.
Since 1686, when a young Jesuit-convert called Shen Fu Tsong was the first Chinese person to enter Britain. Chinese people have contributed hugely to British life.
With 7,000 Chinese-owned businesses in the UK, almost every corner of our country will have a Chinese-run business, contributing to their local economy. From our creative industries to our public services, Chinese people make an invaluable and often overlooked difference to our country.
So, thank you for all your contributions.
On behalf of the Labour Party, I’d like to wish you all a prosperous, successful, and a happy New Year.