The Prime Minister's 2019 Chinese New Year Message.
Message from the Prime Minister
The fireworks are being prepared. The red envelopes are being filled.
And around the world, hundreds of millions of people are coming together to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Across the UK, lanterns are being hung in Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham and many of our other great cities - including here in London, home to one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia.
The festivities are undoubtedly one of the highlights of Britain's cultural calendar, showcasing the strength, vibrancy, and diversity of our multicultural society.
And they are a reminder of the incredible role that our Chinese community plays in British life - from students who have just arrived here to study, to families whose roots in this country go back well over a century.
It's a legacy and a contribution that I celebrate here in Downing Street last week, bringing together leading figures from across our Chinese community - people without whom the UK would not be the successful, dynamic country it is today.
So wherever and however you are celebrating, let me wish you a very happy new year, and a prosperous and auspicious Year of the Pig.
The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP
The Prime Minister
EVENT NOTICE - Chinese New Year Dinner
CFOC have been invited to be part of the Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association for a Chinese New Year Dinner during the evening of the 11th of February. We would welcome friends to join us!
The evening will feature traditional Chinese entertainment and we will be joined by distinguished guests including Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific and Member of Parliament for the Cities of London and Westminster. Please view here for more information.
Wishing all of the CFOC family a wonderful and prosperous Year of the Pig.
Xin Nian Kuai Le
Conservative Friends of the Chinese