To demonstrate the growing bond between the UK and China, British Prime Minister David Cameron got out ahead of the pack in sending his Chinese New Year greetings this year.
“Here in Britain we are not only just marking the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey, but the growing relationship between Britain and China,” Cameron begins.
He goes on to describe what was one hell of a Year of the Goat for China-British relations, with more Chinese students studying in the UK and more Chinese tourists visiting Britain than ever before. Once again, Cameron goes on to call it “a golden era in the countries’ relationship.”
The UK is trying to become China’s BFF from the West and Cameron has been leading the charge by starring as the belle of the ball at Jack Ma’s Davos party, taking Xi Dada out to the pub and just generally fawning over China whenever given the opportunity.
Try to stick around until the end for Cameron’s nearly incomprehensible attempt at “Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!”
It looks like Cameron needs to ask Prince William for some Mandarin lessons:
Prince William wishing the people of China a happy lunar new year… in Mandarin. The Duke of Cambridge is in Shanghai early March to attend the Chinese premiere of "Paddington" starring Nicole Kidman and to open the Great Festival of Creativity.The heavily-pregnant Kate Middleton will not be accompanying him on this trip.
Posted by Shanghaiist on Wednesday, February 18, 2015