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Coronavirus: how Chinatowns from Milan to London are coping with the fallout

Fears over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak ripple around the world, and Chinatowns are feeling the pinch.

19 Feb 2020 - 6:17PM

Fears over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak ripple around the world, and Chinatowns are feeling the pinch.

Coronavirus: how Chinatowns from Milan to London are coping with the fallout
Rory Stewart, Hong Kong-born son of a British spy, wants to be London’s mayor

As the race begins in earnest for London’s mayoral elections in May, Rory Stewart has come up with a novel campaigning idea of asking Londoners to host him for the night. He promises to bring a sleeping bag and chocolates.

16 Feb 2020 - 9:50PM

As the race begins in earnest for London’s mayoral elections in May, Rory Stewart has come up with a novel campaigning idea of asking Londoners to host him for the night. He promises to bring a sleeping bag and chocolates.

Rory Stewart, Hong Kong-born son of a British spy, wants to be London’s mayor
Boris Johnson wants to build a 35km sea bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Can it be done?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moving at top speed to transform the country’s creaking transport infrastructure – but is his idea of building a crossing from Scotland to Northern Ireland a bridge too far?

12 Feb 2020 - 4:40PM

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moving at top speed to transform the country’s creaking transport infrastructure – but is his idea of building a crossing from Scotland to Northern Ireland a bridge too far?

Boris Johnson wants to build a 35km sea bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Can it be done?
Coronavirus: did Boris Johnson’s dad’s email blunder reveal China is unhappy with Britain?

Email to minister, copied to BBC, suggests Chinese ambassador complained of a lack of support from British prime minister – but ambassador denies being unhappy.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:50PM

Email to minister, copied to BBC, suggests Chinese ambassador complained of a lack of support from British prime minister – but ambassador denies being unhappy.

Coronavirus: did Boris Johnson’s dad’s email blunder reveal China is unhappy with Britain?
What shampoo does Boris Johnson prefer? UK press in lather over access to PM

He may not blast journalists on Twitter or call established media outlets ‘fake news’, but concern is growing that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s playbook by shutting out critical media, threatening press freedom.

5 Feb 2020 - 8:54PM

He may not blast journalists on Twitter or call established media outlets ‘fake news’, but concern is growing that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s playbook by shutting out critical media, threatening press freedom.

What shampoo does Boris Johnson prefer? UK press in lather over access to PM
Coronavirus: flight bans are no guarantee of stopping the spread of the virus, epidemiologist warns

‘Borders cannot stop infectious diseases,’ says David Heymann, who led the World Health Organisation’s response to Sars epidemic in 2003.

5 Feb 2020 - 3:02PM

‘Borders cannot stop infectious diseases,’ says David Heymann, who led the World Health Organisation’s response to Sars epidemic in 2003.

Coronavirus: flight bans are no guarantee of stopping the spread of the virus, epidemiologist warns
IndyRef2: Brexit boosts Scottish movement to end London’s rule

Now that the UK has finally left the EU, one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s next battles will be to resist moves from north of the border for a new independence referendum.

3 Feb 2020 - 4:27PM

Now that the UK has finally left the EU, one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s next battles will be to resist moves from north of the border for a new independence referendum.

IndyRef2: Brexit boosts Scottish movement to end London’s rule
UK Huawei 5G decision: will there be blowback from ‘disappointed’ ally US?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits London to salvage a post-Brexit alliance after the UK approved a limited but still important role for China’s Huawei in 5G network.

29 Jan 2020 - 9:27PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits London to salvage a post-Brexit alliance after the UK approved a limited but still important role for China’s Huawei in 5G network.

UK Huawei 5G decision: will there be blowback from ‘disappointed’ ally US?
UK judge vs Summer Palace: community rallies behind popular Cardiff Chinese restaurant after complaint about cooking smells

A neighbour’s complaint about cooking smells from the Summer Palace restaurant in the well-heeled hamlet of Llandaff has caused a stink among locals.

27 Jan 2020 - 10:29PM

A neighbour’s complaint about cooking smells from the Summer Palace restaurant in the well-heeled hamlet of Llandaff has caused a stink among locals.

UK judge vs Summer Palace: community rallies behind popular Cardiff Chinese restaurant after complaint about cooking smells
What will UK be like February 1, the day after Brexit?

Despite Boris Johnson’s repeated promise to ‘get Brexit done’ on January 31, the departure will only kick off the first stage of the country’s EU exit, and a hard crash-out remains a distinct possibility.

23 Jan 2020 - 8:35AM

Despite Boris Johnson’s repeated promise to ‘get Brexit done’ on January 31, the departure will only kick off the first stage of the country’s EU exit, and a hard crash-out remains a distinct possibility.

What will UK be like February 1, the day after Brexit?
Racism row erupts after Piers Morgan criticises Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandson Peter Phillips over Chinese milk ad

A controversy over Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandson using his royal connections to sell milk on Chinese television has turned into a celebrity-led race row after one of the UK’s top TV anchors commenting on the story crudely mocked Chinese language.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:45PM

A controversy over Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandson using his royal connections to sell milk on Chinese television has turned into a celebrity-led race row after one of the UK’s top TV anchors commenting on the story crudely mocked Chinese language.

Racism row erupts after Piers Morgan criticises Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandson Peter Phillips over Chinese milk ad
May God save the queen, but can she save the royal family from Megxit?

If 2019 was bumpy, 2020 may be a rough one for the British royal family.

12 Jan 2020 - 11:16PM

If 2019 was bumpy, 2020 may be a rough one for the British royal family.

May God save the queen, but can she save the royal family from Megxit?
Would UK follow Trump into a war with Iran?

PM Boris Johnson received news of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani while he was on holiday in the Caribbean

8 Jan 2020 - 7:31PM

PM Boris Johnson received news of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani while he was on holiday in the Caribbean

Would UK follow Trump into a war with Iran?
Chinese criminal ‘estate agent’ jailed in Britain for arranging brothels, cannabis farms

Feng Xu, 43, moved to the UK to study with dreams of becoming a businessman. Two decades later, he was arranging a vast network of properties for trafficked prostitutes, cannabis growers and people smugglers.

21 Dec 2019 - 9:38PM

Feng Xu, 43, moved to the UK to study with dreams of becoming a businessman. Two decades later, he was arranging a vast network of properties for trafficked prostitutes, cannabis growers and people smugglers.

Chinese criminal ‘estate agent’ jailed in Britain for arranging brothels, cannabis farms
After Brexit, can Boris Johnson make Britain greater?

How will the UK prime minister deliver on his promise of a dynamic, global Britain? What will his promise of complete overhaul of the country’s security, defence and foreign policy look like?

16 Dec 2019 - 10:25PM

How will the UK prime minister deliver on his promise of a dynamic, global Britain? What will his promise of complete overhaul of the country’s security, defence and foreign policy look like?

After Brexit, can Boris Johnson make Britain greater?
UK election: jubilant Boris Johnson shatters expectations with thumping victory

Boris Johnson crushes predictions of a hung parliament with the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s – paving the way for him to push ahead with Brexit.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:49PM

Boris Johnson crushes predictions of a hung parliament with the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s – paving the way for him to push ahead with Brexit.

UK election: jubilant Boris Johnson shatters expectations with thumping victory
Boris Johnson resorts to publicity stunt as UK election becomes ‘tight fight’

In a bid to ram home his core message, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ploughed a British flag-themed digger, marked ‘Get Brexit done’, through a styrofoam wall with ‘gridlock’ written on it.

11 Dec 2019 - 4:34PM

In a bid to ram home his core message, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ploughed a British flag-themed digger, marked ‘Get Brexit done’, through a styrofoam wall with ‘gridlock’ written on it.

Boris Johnson resorts to publicity stunt as UK election becomes ‘tight fight’
In the UK, how would a Jeremy Corbyn government engage China and the Hong Kong protests?

The Labour leader and prime ministerial candidate is under pressure to take a clearer line on human rights issues involving Beijing, but any criticism is expected to remain muted.

7 Dec 2019 - 2:16AM

The Labour leader and prime ministerial candidate is under pressure to take a clearer line on human rights issues involving Beijing, but any criticism is expected to remain muted.

In the UK, how would a Jeremy Corbyn government engage China and the Hong Kong protests?
The British Chinese running in the 2019 UK general election

‘I am the only one of the six candidates in this constituency who could knock on the door of the boss at HSBC and he will give me at least 10 minutes’.

8 Dec 2019 - 10:15AM

‘I am the only one of the six candidates in this constituency who could knock on the door of the boss at HSBC and he will give me at least 10 minutes’.

The British Chinese running in the 2019 UK general election
Chinese baristas stir up Italy’s purist coffee culture in face of racism and violent crime

‘Chinese bars are everywhere, and the cappuccino is in a state of shock’. So go the translated lyrics of a slightly xenophobic Italian pop song about Chinese migrants taking over neighbourhood cafes in northern and central Italy.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:22AM

‘Chinese bars are everywhere, and the cappuccino is in a state of shock’. So go the translated lyrics of a slightly xenophobic Italian pop song about Chinese migrants taking over neighbourhood cafes in northern and central Italy.

Chinese baristas stir up Italy’s purist coffee culture in face of racism and violent crime
Love affairs, Russians and Brexit: what is Boris Johnson hiding?

As the UK prepares for its general election on December 12, much attention has been focused on skeletons in the UK prime minister’s cupboard.

19 Nov 2019 - 10:04PM

As the UK prepares for its general election on December 12, much attention has been focused on skeletons in the UK prime minister’s cupboard.

Love affairs, Russians and Brexit: what is Boris Johnson hiding?
In the UK, hunger has emerged as an important election issue

Three-year UK study hows that cuts to social benefits and 10 years of Conservative Party austerity have led to a 73 per cent rise in the use of food banks in the fifth largest economy in the world.

6 Nov 2019 - 9:22PM

Three-year UK study hows that cuts to social benefits and 10 years of Conservative Party austerity have led to a 73 per cent rise in the use of food banks in the fifth largest economy in the world.

In the UK, hunger has emerged as an important election issue
The Chinese of Amsterdam and the ‘banana generation’ standing up against race stereotypes

Amsterdam projects an image that it is a free and tolerant city. But that’s not always the case, according to second-generation Chinese who live there.

3 Nov 2019 - 6:17PM

Amsterdam projects an image that it is a free and tolerant city. But that’s not always the case, according to second-generation Chinese who live there.

The Chinese of Amsterdam and the ‘banana generation’ standing up against race stereotypes
Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?

The discovery of 39 dead migrants in a truck in Britain highlights a rise in modern slavery cases featuring Chinese and Vietnamese victims. Many more are hidden in the shadows of illicit cannabis farms, nail bars and brothels.

29 Oct 2019 - 9:22PM

The discovery of 39 dead migrants in a truck in Britain highlights a rise in modern slavery cases featuring Chinese and Vietnamese victims. Many more are hidden in the shadows of illicit cannabis farms, nail bars and brothels.

Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?
UK: will it be a ‘Halloween Brexit’ or ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ election?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps up pressure for a UK election on December 12, seeking to break the impasse over Brexit while the European Union considers another delay in a divorce he wants to expedite.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:39PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps up pressure for a UK election on December 12, seeking to break the impasse over Brexit while the European Union considers another delay in a divorce he wants to expedite.

UK: will it be a ‘Halloween Brexit’ or ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ election?
UK gets tough on domestic abuse as ‘helpless’ Chinese women suffer in silence

Chinese women in the UK may struggle to benefit from a new domestic abuse bill that’s expected to be included in Queen Elizabeth’s annual speech to the parliament.

28 Oct 2019 - 8:39AM

Chinese women in the UK may struggle to benefit from a new domestic abuse bill that’s expected to be included in Queen Elizabeth’s annual speech to the parliament.

UK gets tough on domestic abuse as ‘helpless’ Chinese women suffer in silence
How would a no-deal Brexit impact British Overseas Territories?

As Britain anxiously waits to see if the government will do as it threatens, and crash out of the European Union without a deal at the end of the month, nowhere are the consequences of Brexit more widely feared than in the last vestiges of the British Empire.

12 Oct 2019 - 9:39PM

As Britain anxiously waits to see if the government will do as it threatens, and crash out of the European Union without a deal at the end of the month, nowhere are the consequences of Brexit more widely feared than in the last vestiges of the British Empire.

How would a no-deal Brexit impact British Overseas Territories?
Hundreds of masked Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters rally in London’s Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge

Overseas support for demonstrations in Hong Kong grows, with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab saying government ‘must avoid aggravating’.

6 Oct 2019 - 10:21PM

Overseas support for demonstrations in Hong Kong grows, with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab saying government ‘must avoid aggravating’.

Hundreds of masked Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters rally in London’s Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab calls on China to live up to Hong Kong obligations, but stops short of granting right of abode to BN(O) passport holders

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warns Beijing against military invention in city but stops short of granting right of abode to BN(O) passport holders.

27 Sep 2019 - 7:54PM

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warns Beijing against military invention in city but stops short of granting right of abode to BN(O) passport holders.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab calls on China to live up to Hong Kong obligations, but stops short of granting right of abode to BN(O) passport holders
What’s Boris Johnson’s next move after damning UK court ruling?

UK PM Boris Johnson has been forced to cut short his visit to New York after his decision to shut down the parliament was ruled ‘unlawful’ by the country’s highest court.

25 Sep 2019 - 4:14PM

UK PM Boris Johnson has been forced to cut short his visit to New York after his decision to shut down the parliament was ruled ‘unlawful’ by the country’s highest court.

What’s Boris Johnson’s next move after damning UK court ruling?