English 中文网 漫画网 爱新闻iNews 翻译论坛
当前位置: Language Tips> 天天读报> 每日播报

Ambassadors to Japan, UK take up new roles

[ 2010-03-02 11:35]     字号 [] [] []  
免费订阅30天China Daily双语新闻手机报:移动用户编辑短信CD至106580009009

进入英语学习论坛下载音频 去听写专区一展身手





The recently named Chinese ambassadors to Japan and the UK arrived in Tokyo and London, respectively, on Sunday to assume their duties.

Cheng Yonghua, Chinese ambassador to Japan, told reporters at the Tokyo airport that he was glad to return to Japan after a gap of four years.

Cheng, 55, born in Jilin province of Northeast China, had worked in the Chinese embassy in Japan for 16 years. He also served as the ambassador to Malaysia and the Republic of Korea before taking up the new assignment.

The ambassador also expressed his happiness at the progress seen in the Sino-Japanese relationship over the last few years and the enhanced trust shown by both countries.

He also stressed that he would dedicate himself to further promoting Sino-Japanese ties.

Liu Xiaoming, the new ambassador to the UK, was welcomed by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband's envoy as well as officials from the Chinese embassy in London on Sunday.

Liu said he looked forward to strengthening cooperation with the UK and further developing the Sino-UK relationship.

Liu had served as the ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for three and a half years. He was described as "the country's good friend" and "an excellent diplomat" by DPRK leader Kim Jong-il, according to China News.

The 54-year-old Liu Xiaoming, born in Guangdong province, had served in the Chinese embassies in the US and Egypt before assuming his duties in London.

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Ambassadors to Japan, UK take up new roles

About the broadcaster:

Ambassadors to Japan, UK take up new roles

Lee Hannon is Chief Editor at China Daily with 15-years experience in print and broadcast journalism. Born in England, Lee has traveled extensively around the world as a journalist including four years as a senior editor in Los Angeles. He now lives in Beijing and is happy to move to China and join the China Daily team.