Hilary Clarke

Hilary Clarke

Latest from Hilary Clarke

Memorial to Chinese labourers who helped allies in World War I struggles to find a home in Britain

The 30-tonne marble column, which cost 250,000 pounds to make, was carved by specialist stonemasons in China and is ready to be shipped. Only problem is, there’s nowhere to put it.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:22PM

The 30-tonne marble column, which cost 250,000 pounds to make, was carved by specialist stonemasons in China and is ready to be shipped. Only problem is, there’s nowhere to put it.

Memorial to Chinese labourers who helped allies in World War I struggles to find a home in Britain
Can UK’s Liberal Democrats stop Brexit?

The UK appears to be heading for a general election and amid political tumult, the party most confident at facing a snap vote appears to be the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats.

11 Aug 2019 - 5:32PM

The UK appears to be heading for a general election and amid political tumult, the party most confident at facing a snap vote appears to be the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats.

Can UK’s Liberal Democrats stop Brexit?
Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s saviour or great white nope?

Once seen almost as a messiah figure by young people, UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has seen his early electoral support fade amid disillusion over his failure to oppose Brexit.

7 Aug 2019 - 2:49PM

Once seen almost as a messiah figure by young people, UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has seen his early electoral support fade amid disillusion over his failure to oppose Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s saviour or great white nope?
Boris Johnson won the vote, but could Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party get the prize?

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party eyes contesting every seat if a UK election is called.

29 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party eyes contesting every seat if a UK election is called.

Boris Johnson won the vote, but could Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party get the prize?
‘Leaky Lizzie’ or pride of the fleet? UK’s most advanced aircraft carrier eyes global role after mishaps

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be operational in 2020, bound anywhere from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific.

28 Jul 2019 - 8:52PM

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be operational in 2020, bound anywhere from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific.

‘Leaky Lizzie’ or pride of the fleet? UK’s most advanced aircraft carrier eyes global role after mishaps
New British PM Boris Johnson’s ruthless purge of enemies before moving into No 10 Downing St

Britain’s new prime minister sacks most of Theresa May’s cabinet, after vowing to get a new divorce deal with the European Union or leave without one by October 31.

25 Jul 2019 - 8:19PM

Britain’s new prime minister sacks most of Theresa May’s cabinet, after vowing to get a new divorce deal with the European Union or leave without one by October 31.

New British PM Boris Johnson’s ruthless purge of enemies before moving into No 10 Downing St
Britain, get ready: Boris Johnson is on the cusp of power

Boris Johnson the favourite to win Conservative Party’s leadership contest and replace PM Theresa May on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2019 - 12:35PM

Boris Johnson the favourite to win Conservative Party’s leadership contest and replace PM Theresa May on Wednesday.

Britain, get ready: Boris Johnson is on the cusp of power
Boris vs Hunt: China and Donald Trump loom large in contest for UK’s next PM

The long-term success of whoever wins, if Britain manages to leave the EU, will rest on what kind of trade deals he can cut outside Europe, especially with the US and China.

16 Jul 2019 - 8:40PM

The long-term success of whoever wins, if Britain manages to leave the EU, will rest on what kind of trade deals he can cut outside Europe, especially with the US and China.

Boris vs Hunt: China and Donald Trump loom large in contest for UK’s next PM
Why does new Chinese head of UN food agency feed US suspicion?

Beijing’s vice-minister for agriculture Qu Dongyu takes over at the United Nations’ biggest technical agency in August, furthering China’s advance at the UN as US slashes its funding.

9 Jul 2019 - 12:34AM

Beijing’s vice-minister for agriculture Qu Dongyu takes over at the United Nations’ biggest technical agency in August, furthering China’s advance at the UN as US slashes its funding.

Why does new Chinese head of UN food agency feed US suspicion?
Why historic Cambridge is wooing China in the age of tech wars

Over the last decade or so, China has become a key partner in Cambridge’s development of Silicon Fen, the nearest thing Europe has to Silicon Valley.

23 Jun 2019 - 11:07PM

Over the last decade or so, China has become a key partner in Cambridge’s development of Silicon Fen, the nearest thing Europe has to Silicon Valley.

Why historic Cambridge is wooing China in the age of tech wars
Full of beans: Chinese coffee seller back in business after East London locals save stall from gentrification

Frank Wang from Hebei province became an unwitting symbol of popular resistance against gentrification after power was cut to his stall last year.

23 Jun 2019 - 12:29AM

Frank Wang from Hebei province became an unwitting symbol of popular resistance against gentrification after power was cut to his stall last year.

Full of beans: Chinese coffee seller back in business after East London locals save stall from gentrification
World poised for secret ballot that could pick China to lead FAO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

A Chinese candidate has emerged as the most likely to secure the top job at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, an appointment that would enhance Beijing’s ambitions to match its economic power with diplomatic clout.

2 Jun 2019 - 11:14PM

A Chinese candidate has emerged as the most likely to secure the top job at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, an appointment that would enhance Beijing’s ambitions to match its economic power with diplomatic clout.

World poised for secret ballot that could pick China to lead FAO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation
UK leadership race: can Hong Kong-born Rory Stewart beat US-born Boris Johnson?

Until now, Boris Johnson has been seen as the front runner to replace PM Theresa May.

30 May 2019 - 9:29PM

Until now, Boris Johnson has been seen as the front runner to replace PM Theresa May.

UK leadership race: can Hong Kong-born Rory Stewart beat US-born Boris Johnson?
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage acts like a winner as EU election disaster looms for UK’s two main parties

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was only founded four months ago and has no other policies or profile apart from crashing out of the EU with no agreement.

22 May 2019 - 8:21PM

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was only founded four months ago and has no other policies or profile apart from crashing out of the EU with no agreement.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage acts like a winner as EU election disaster looms for UK’s two main parties
Mike Pompeo takes aim at China during London visit, warning UK over Huawei and 5G security

US secretary of state says Beijing aims to ‘divide Western alliances through bits and bytes, not bullets and bombs’.

9 May 2019 - 9:34PM

US secretary of state says Beijing aims to ‘divide Western alliances through bits and bytes, not bullets and bombs’.

Mike Pompeo takes aim at China during London visit, warning UK over Huawei and 5G security
Five Eyes spies play down split as ‘Huawei leak’ roils UK government

UK PM urged to investigate who leaked decision about Huawei’s role in Britain’s 5G network from confidential meeting of her National Security Council.

26 Apr 2019 - 8:44AM

UK PM urged to investigate who leaked decision about Huawei’s role in Britain’s 5G network from confidential meeting of her National Security Council.

Five Eyes spies play down split as ‘Huawei leak’ roils UK government
China asks Britain for help to boost image of Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming cites ‘rule-making’ as an area for bilateral cooperation with the UK.

22 Apr 2019 - 11:30AM

China’s Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming cites ‘rule-making’ as an area for bilateral cooperation with the UK.

China asks Britain for help to boost image of Belt and Road Initiative
Why a Brexit delay could come back to bite Europe

EU leaders’ expected approval of a Brexit extension will put Britain in the paradoxical situation of having to take part in European Parliament elections on May 23 - and Brexiteers are threatening to behave like a wrecking ball.

10 Apr 2019 - 4:46PM

EU leaders’ expected approval of a Brexit extension will put Britain in the paradoxical situation of having to take part in European Parliament elections on May 23 - and Brexiteers are threatening to behave like a wrecking ball.

Why a Brexit delay could come back to bite Europe
GCHQ top official says Huawei’s engineering is ‘very shoddy’, suggests UK ban from Westminster

A top official for the British authority on cybersecurity says there was no evidence of Huawei ‘malfeasance’, but criticised the Chinese technology giant’s security and ‘year 2000’ engineering.

9 Apr 2019 - 10:02PM

A top official for the British authority on cybersecurity says there was no evidence of Huawei ‘malfeasance’, but criticised the Chinese technology giant’s security and ‘year 2000’ engineering.

GCHQ top official says Huawei’s engineering is ‘very shoddy’, suggests UK ban from Westminster
Brexit: UK’s top cops warn there may be violent unrest if there’s no deal with EU

Officials say there is the potential for communities to turn on each other and the cash-strapped police force will struggle with prolonged disorder.

5 Apr 2019 - 8:47PM

Officials say there is the potential for communities to turn on each other and the cash-strapped police force will struggle with prolonged disorder.

Brexit: UK’s top cops warn there may be violent unrest if there’s no deal with EU
Death of the ‘Golden Era’? UK report demands rethink of China policy as Beijing gets tough

Report comes as the UK government is in the throes of an unprecedented political crisis over Brexit with China seen as one of its key trading partners if and when Britain finally leaves the European Union.

4 Apr 2019 - 8:20PM

Report comes as the UK government is in the throes of an unprecedented political crisis over Brexit with China seen as one of its key trading partners if and when Britain finally leaves the European Union.

Death of the ‘Golden Era’? UK report demands rethink of China policy as Beijing gets tough
Tories outraged, Jeremy Corbyn happy: what’s next for Theresa May’s Brexit mess?

Theresa May abandons her strategy of making Brexit a project of her Conservative Party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionists, apparently accepting that this will never gather enough votes to get through Parliament.

3 Apr 2019 - 3:11PM

Theresa May abandons her strategy of making Brexit a project of her Conservative Party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionists, apparently accepting that this will never gather enough votes to get through Parliament.

Tories outraged, Jeremy Corbyn happy: what’s next for Theresa May’s Brexit mess?
China stopped harvesting organs from executed prisoners in 2015. Prove it at London inquiry, say unconvinced UK lawmakers

Some UK politicians want to ban British citizens travelling to China for ‘transplant tourism’ purposes, amid renewed concerns about the source of body parts.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM

Some UK politicians want to ban British citizens travelling to China for ‘transplant tourism’ purposes, amid renewed concerns about the source of body parts.

China stopped harvesting organs from executed prisoners in 2015. Prove it at London inquiry, say unconvinced UK lawmakers
‘The final torpedo’: jeers as UK MP compares Theresa May’s Brexit failure to Britain’s wartime loss of Singapore

Conservative politician Crispin Blunt is slammed for being ‘obsessed with the old empire’ after referring to ‘shameful surrender’ by British in 1942. One commentator said Brexit supporters ‘need to understand the age when a very British form of white supremacy ruled the waves ain’t coming back’.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:16AM

Conservative politician Crispin Blunt is slammed for being ‘obsessed with the old empire’ after referring to ‘shameful surrender’ by British in 1942. One commentator said Brexit supporters ‘need to understand the age when a very British form of white supremacy ruled the waves ain’t coming back’.

‘The final torpedo’: jeers as UK MP compares Theresa May’s Brexit failure to Britain’s wartime loss of Singapore
Future London embassy’s link to era of Chinese ‘humiliation and sorrow’

Beijing’s new diplomatic mission in London will occupy the former Royal Mint – the historic landmark which took delivery of tonnes of silver China was forced to pay Britain in the 19th century.

26 Mar 2019 - 8:22PM

Beijing’s new diplomatic mission in London will occupy the former Royal Mint – the historic landmark which took delivery of tonnes of silver China was forced to pay Britain in the 19th century.

Future London embassy’s link to era of Chinese ‘humiliation and sorrow’
Operation Yellowhammer: UK’s murky contingency plan for no-deal Brexit chaos could start next week

British media reports say martial law, curfews and travel bans could be introduced to prevent civil unrest after country leaves EU, with government listing 12 risk areas, including national security, transport, food and medicine.

21 Mar 2019 - 9:20PM

British media reports say martial law, curfews and travel bans could be introduced to prevent civil unrest after country leaves EU, with government listing 12 risk areas, including national security, transport, food and medicine.

Operation Yellowhammer: UK’s murky contingency plan for no-deal Brexit chaos could start next week
Opinion | Comedy of errors: meet the cast of Britain’s Brexit tragedy

Observers of the deepening political crisis in Britain over Brexit may well be reminded of a Shakespearean tragedy.

14 Mar 2019 - 7:37PM

Observers of the deepening political crisis in Britain over Brexit may well be reminded of a Shakespearean tragedy.

Comedy of errors: meet the cast of Britain’s Brexit tragedy
Golden hits: wealthy Chinese rush to apply for threatened UK visa

Fears Britain may end its ‘golden visas’ has led to an increase in super-rich Chinese applying for them.

2 Mar 2019 - 10:43AM

Fears Britain may end its ‘golden visas’ has led to an increase in super-rich Chinese applying for them.

Golden hits: wealthy Chinese rush to apply for threatened UK visa
Racism row over ‘Living With The Lams’, BBC children’s comedy about British-Chinese family, written by mainly white team

British East Asian writers and actors alarmed that scripts for TV sitcom ‘Living With The Lams’ is scattered with racist terms like ‘chongers’, has a father who plays in a band called Wok and Roll, and a grandmother who spits and eats fortune cookies all day.

20 Feb 2019 - 10:36PM

British East Asian writers and actors alarmed that scripts for TV sitcom ‘Living With The Lams’ is scattered with racist terms like ‘chongers’, has a father who plays in a band called Wok and Roll, and a grandmother who spits and eats fortune cookies all day.

Racism row over ‘Living With The Lams’, BBC children’s comedy about British-Chinese family, written by mainly white team
Warship row: why Britain can’t afford to be on China’s bad side

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s announcement he would send Britain’s aircraft carrier to the Pacific could come at a cost.

18 Feb 2019 - 8:36PM

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s announcement he would send Britain’s aircraft carrier to the Pacific could come at a cost.

Warship row: why Britain can’t afford to be on China’s bad side