Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, today said:
I want to wish the Chinese community in Britain, and Chinese people all over the world, my very best wishes for the New Year.
There are now over 400,000 British Chinese people living and working in the UK. As we enter the Year of the Rabbit, collectively we can celebrate the many contributions they make to our national life – to our economy, to our culture and to the richness of our society as a whole.
As we plan for the future, we will continue our efforts to support our British Chinese community, by increasing Chinese representation in public life, and by further enhancing community cohesion in this country.
With my warmest regards at this happy and hopeful time.