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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 - 3:46PM

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
Confusion as UK suspends ‘golden visa’ scheme for super-rich, then does U-turn

Such visa schemes have long been criticised by anti-corruption groups as a way to launder money.

16 Dec 2018 - 9:31PM

Such visa schemes have long been criticised by anti-corruption groups as a way to launder money.

Confusion as UK suspends ‘golden visa’ scheme for super-rich, then does U-turn
European split over Huawei ‘threat’ risks ruffling Western alliances as EU states build 5G partnerships despite accusations of spying

Unsupported claims Huawei products are packed with spyware have not convinced some US allies into shifting policies to shut out the Chinese tech giant.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:29PM

Unsupported claims Huawei products are packed with spyware have not convinced some US allies into shifting policies to shut out the Chinese tech giant.

European split over Huawei ‘threat’ risks ruffling Western alliances as EU states build 5G partnerships despite accusations of spying
The dark side of paradise: how synthetic cannabis is turning Mauritius’ youths into zombies

Users have been found wandering the streets in a stupefied trance after smoking drug that costs less than a dollar a dose.

10 Dec 2018 - 7:28AM

Users have been found wandering the streets in a stupefied trance after smoking drug that costs less than a dollar a dose.

The dark side of paradise: how synthetic cannabis is turning Mauritius’ youths into zombies
In ‘Asia’s gateway to Africa’ Mauritius, rivals China and India compete for the upper hand

Mauritius’ ties to India are historic, but China is key to its future. The island has to ‘play its diplomacy very carefully’ in a region superpowers see as strategic

8 Dec 2018 - 8:21PM

Mauritius’ ties to India are historic, but China is key to its future. The island has to ‘play its diplomacy very carefully’ in a region superpowers see as strategic

In ‘Asia’s gateway to Africa’ Mauritius, rivals China and India compete for the upper hand
As US and allies shun China’s Huawei, all eyes on holdout Britain

Britain’s largest mobile provider scrubs China’s Huawei from its 4G network. What does this mean for Huawei’s future in the UK?

6 Dec 2018 - 6:56PM

Britain’s largest mobile provider scrubs China’s Huawei from its 4G network. What does this mean for Huawei’s future in the UK?

As US and allies shun China’s Huawei, all eyes on holdout Britain
The Chinese who helped make tiny Mauritius an African success story

In Mauritius, the Chinese community only makes up about 3 per cent of the island’s 1.2 million population – but their influence is large.

25 Nov 2018 - 8:12AM

In Mauritius, the Chinese community only makes up about 3 per cent of the island’s 1.2 million population – but their influence is large.

The Chinese who helped make tiny Mauritius an African success story
Jacqui Chan on that sex scene from The Crown, being a Chinese actress in the 1960s and why she’s still in demand

Chan, who played Gwennie in The World of Suzie Wong, dated the future Lord Snowdon in the 1960s, appeared in Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, and worked with ‘yellowed up’ white actors, is busier than ever as she nears 80.

11 Oct 2018 - 7:11PM

Chan, who played Gwennie in The World of Suzie Wong, dated the future Lord Snowdon in the 1960s, appeared in Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, and worked with ‘yellowed up’ white actors, is busier than ever as she nears 80.

Jacqui Chan on that sex scene from The Crown, being a Chinese actress in the 1960s and why she’s still in demand
Liverpool blues: the sad decline of Europe’s oldest Chinatown

Popularity of Chinese neighbourhood appears to have passed its peak, but plans for a metal and glass upgrade have failed to get off the ground, despite enthusiasm from investors – many of them from Hong Kong.

1 Sep 2018 - 8:50PM

Popularity of Chinese neighbourhood appears to have passed its peak, but plans for a metal and glass upgrade have failed to get off the ground, despite enthusiasm from investors – many of them from Hong Kong.

Liverpool blues: the sad decline of Europe’s oldest Chinatown
Londoners rally behind beloved Chinese coffee vendor Frank Wang, a symbol in battle against hipster gentrification

The power supply was cut to Frank Wang’s coffee van – which he has operated for 15 years in Bethnal Green – when an Ibiza-themed beach bar moved in behind him.

21 Aug 2018 - 8:09PM

The power supply was cut to Frank Wang’s coffee van – which he has operated for 15 years in Bethnal Green – when an Ibiza-themed beach bar moved in behind him.

Londoners rally behind beloved Chinese coffee vendor Frank Wang, a symbol in battle against hipster gentrification
Chinese who helped allies in first world war commemorated in Britain

Ceremony held for five members of the 100,000-strong Chinese Labour Corps, who grew food, built roads and dug trenches during the first world war.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Ceremony held for five members of the 100,000-strong Chinese Labour Corps, who grew food, built roads and dug trenches during the first world war.

Chinese who helped allies in first world war commemorated in Britain
London marchers enraged by immigration ‘fishing raids’ demand ‘justice for Chinatown’

Restaurants workers go on strike for five hours in response to what they call heavy-handed “fishing raids” – but enforcement officers deny improper behaviour and say 19 immigration offenders have been caught.

16 Aug 2018 - 9:02AM

Restaurants workers go on strike for five hours in response to what they call heavy-handed “fishing raids” – but enforcement officers deny improper behaviour and say 19 immigration offenders have been caught.

London marchers enraged by immigration ‘fishing raids’ demand ‘justice for Chinatown’