Tag: Beijing

27th January 2017 London, UK

Barbara Woodward

HM Ambassador to China

Happy New Year of the Rooster!

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, starting with the Rat, including the highly auspicious Dragon and finishing with the Pig. I’m an Ox, which next comes around in early 2021. Here in Beijing, in the last few weeks, red lanterns have […]

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6th July 2016 Beijing, China

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by Karen Maddocks

First Secretary and Head of the Beijing Science and Innovation Network

Looking back and moving on

Tomorrow is my last day in the China Science and Innovation Network. It’s been fun. It’s been hard work. It’s been a privilege. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from an amazing team during my three years in what might just have been the best job in the Foreign Office. December 2013: During the […]

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8th March 2015 London, UK

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by Philip Parham

UK Commonwealth Envoy, former British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Guest blog: Muna Harib AlMuhairi – International Women’s Day

20 years ago, the fourth “World Conference on Women” met in Beijing from 4-15 September 1995. The conference launched a historical document to promote and protect women’s rights around the world: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The declaration stated that all participating governments would work to advance the goals of equality, development and […]

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