The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester has provided consistent support for the work of local Chinese community organisations for over decades. As the vice-chair of Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, a charity which provides services to the Chinese and other minority groups in the North West of England, I had the pleasure of attending a Chinese New Year Celebration at Mauldeth Hall organised by the Consulate General in Manchester on the 28th January this year.
The event was very well attended. Local Chinese residents, students, business people and representatives from the Consul General’s office were gathered together celebrating Chinese New Year of Horse.
I received a warm welcome from Consul General Pan Yundong, his wife Consul Zhu Yu and Vice Consul General Zhou Haicheng. Consul General Pan and Consul Zhu both were in beautiful traditional Chinese outfits, which added extra festival spirits to the celebration.
On behalf of Wai Yin I would like to thank the Consul for all their much valued work in supporting Chinese students and residents in the Greater Manchester area. We would also like to wish China, our motherland, a happy and prosperous New Year, may China continues its economic growth and influence on the world stage.