16 February 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends her wishes to everyone in China and across the world for the start of Chinese New Year.
The First Minister said:
“By celebrating the start of Chinese New Year, we’re marking the close of yet another great year for Scotland’s relationship with China.
“In 2017, the economic ties between our two countries continued to flourish. We supported and encouraged more Scottish companies to export to China. And we continued to see significant investment into Scotland from Chinese businesses – which are now among our top five sources of inward investment.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) December 5, 2017
“In the year ahead, we want to build on that friendship. In the Spring, we will publish a revised Strategy for Scotland’s engagement with China, identifying even greater scope for collaboration in areas like trade and investment; climate change; and exchange of culture, ideas and people.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 16, 2018
“It’s just one more reason why I look ahead to the Year of the Dog with great optimism and hope. So wherever you are celebrating it – whether in Scotland, in China, or elsewhere – I hope you have a joyous, peaceful and happy Chinese New Year.