On February 5, 2024, Premier Li Qiang of the State Council sent a congratulatory message to the "Icebreakers" 2024 Chinese New Year celebration hosted by Britain's 48 Group Club.
Li Qiang pointed out that over the years, Britain's 48 Group Club has actively promoted economic and trade exchanges and people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the UK, which has promoted mutual benefit and win-win results, and deepened mutual understanding. The historic contribution made by the elder generation of British friends will always be remembered. Practice has fully proved that closer cooperation between China and the UK not only serves the fundamental interests of both sides but also contributes to world peace and prosperity. Li Qiang expressed the hope that people with vision from all walks of life in China and the UK will carry forward the spirit of icebreaking, continue to take active and vigorous actions and make new contributions to enhancing the friendship between the two peoples, promoting China-UK friendly cooperation, and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results at a higher level.