Monday, 26 January 2009

Chinese New Year

At this special time of year I would like to extend the hand of friendship to all Chinese people in Crewe and Nantwich. All across the world Chinese communities are celebrating New Year and marking this important festival the Chinese way – surrounded by family and friends.

This year is the Year of the Ox, representing a focus on hard work and determination. We know that this year will not be an easy one, but in challenging times we know that success can only be achieved through honouring the values symbolised by the Ox and which have characterised the Chinese contribution to Britain.

The Chinese community has had many successes – across education, research, science, the creative industries, the health service and the hospitality and catering industries. In each field, the Chinese population brings a resilience and industriousness that is truly inspiring and which will contribute to Britain’s long term prosperity.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful and successful year and please do pass on my warm best wishes to your family and friends.

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