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Priti Patel: the UK home secretary who wants asylum seekers sent to Rwanda

A UK plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda has been criticised by the UN, senior political figures and a religious leader. It has also put a spotlight on one of the British government’s most divisive ministers.

A UK plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda has been criticised by the UN, senior political figures and a religious leader. It has also put a spotlight on one of the British government’s most divisive ministers.

29 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Boris Johnson accused of failing to probe Chinese takeover of Newport Wafer Fab, UK’s biggest chip plant

Boris Johnson promised an investigation into the sale of Newport Wafer Fab to Wingtech subsidiary Nexperia, but parliament’s foreign affairs select committee says no review was started.

Boris Johnson promised an investigation into the sale of Newport Wafer Fab to Wingtech subsidiary Nexperia, but parliament’s foreign affairs select committee says no review was started.

5 Apr 2022 - 6:37PM
Ukraine war, Russia sanctions could batter British fish and chip shops

Western sanctions on Russian industries are being felt by UK fish and chip shops, which have long bought cod and haddock from Russian sources.

Western sanctions on Russian industries are being felt by UK fish and chip shops, which have long bought cod and haddock from Russian sources.

23 Mar 2022 - 8:33AM
Push in UK for crackdown on ‘£12 companies’ and their mystery backers

The UK government is coming under pressure to tighten company registration rules amid concerns Britain has become a hub for shell businesses that can be set up cheaply by people whose identity isn’t clear.

The UK government is coming under pressure to tighten company registration rules amid concerns Britain has become a hub for shell businesses that can be set up cheaply by people whose identity isn’t clear.

25 Feb 2022 - 12:57PM
In Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee year, is UK ready yet for ‘King Charles’?

Queen Elizabeth this year marks 70 years on the throne as Britain’s longest-serving monarch. Attention has turned to Prince Charles as the UK royal family maps out its future.

Queen Elizabeth this year marks 70 years on the throne as Britain’s longest-serving monarch. Attention has turned to Prince Charles as the UK royal family maps out its future.

9 Feb 2022 - 11:12AM
Boris Johnson’s fate in UK partygate could rest with police, powerful 1922 Committee

British prime minister’s leadership in question as police investigate lockdown parties at Downing Street and Whitehall, while some in his own Conservative Party call for him to quit.

British prime minister’s leadership in question as police investigate lockdown parties at Downing Street and Whitehall, while some in his own Conservative Party call for him to quit.

26 Jan 2022 - 4:19PM
After party-loving Boris Johnson, will Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of ‘India’s Bill Gates’ Narayana Murthy, be Britain’s next prime minister?

The UK Chanceller has had a stellar rise, but Downing Street won’t be handed to him on a plate. Tricky questions face the ‘Maharajah of the Yorkshire Dales’, from his loyalty to Johnson to immigration.

The UK Chanceller has had a stellar rise, but Downing Street won’t be handed to him on a plate. Tricky questions face the ‘Maharajah of the Yorkshire Dales’, from his loyalty to Johnson to immigration.

20 Jan 2022 - 7:16PM
Tony Blair: the big knighthood backlash and why he’s still a polarising figure

Petition to rescind knighthood for former UK prime minister Tony Blair gets more than 1 million signatures.

Petition to rescind knighthood for former UK prime minister Tony Blair gets more than 1 million signatures.

15 Jan 2022 - 5:00AM
As Britain’s Boris Johnson takes hammering, potential successors sharpen their image

Speculation is mounting that embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could face a leadership challenge as early as the new year.

Speculation is mounting that embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could face a leadership challenge as early as the new year.

17 Dec 2021 - 2:21PM
Closest allies, but why does a UK-US trade deal seem elusive?

A free-trade deal with its closest ally United States was meant to be one of the big prizes for the UK after Brexit.

A free-trade deal with its closest ally United States was meant to be one of the big prizes for the UK after Brexit.

10 Dec 2021 - 10:00AM
How the UK is modernising its navy with Dreadnought submarines, frigates and aircraft carriers

The UK Royal Navy is undergoing its biggest revamp in a generation, with plans for frigates and stealthier submarines to compliment two new aircraft carriers.

The UK Royal Navy is undergoing its biggest revamp in a generation, with plans for frigates and stealthier submarines to compliment two new aircraft carriers.

20 Nov 2021 - 8:11AM
Chinese students attacked in Sheffield UK: police charge woman, arrest another

A woman has appeared in court and UK police have arrested another after nine female Chinese students were struck on the head in separate attacks in the city of Sheffield.

A woman has appeared in court and UK police have arrested another after nine female Chinese students were struck on the head in separate attacks in the city of Sheffield.

1 Oct 2021 - 11:49PM
Inquiry launched into role of British banks in Hong Kong in ‘suppression’ of rights

The parliamentary inquiry will look into allegations that British banks, including HSBC, helped Beijing punish pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

The parliamentary inquiry will look into allegations that British banks, including HSBC, helped Beijing punish pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

24 Sep 2021 - 8:45PM
Brexit and Covid-19: UK food supplies hit by double whopper

Bare supermarket shelves, no milkshakes at McDonald’s, not enough chickens for Nando’s. UK food supply chains are said to be struggling because of Brexit and Covid-19.

Bare supermarket shelves, no milkshakes at McDonald’s, not enough chickens for Nando’s. UK food supply chains are said to be struggling because of Brexit and Covid-19.

26 Aug 2021 - 7:31PM
Afghanistan seen bringing ‘Global Britain’ down to size

The UK, like the US, was left stunned by the speed the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul’s Western-backed government.

The UK, like the US, was left stunned by the speed the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul’s Western-backed government.

20 Aug 2021 - 4:41PM
London’s Chinatown bouncing back despite Covid-19 pandemic

Visitors have started returning to the famed cultural district that was hit hard by earlier virus lockdowns – but most newly arrived Hongkongers are choosing to settle elsewhere.

Visitors have started returning to the famed cultural district that was hit hard by earlier virus lockdowns – but most newly arrived Hongkongers are choosing to settle elsewhere.

13 Aug 2021 - 3:48PM
British MPs call for ban on China’s Didi Chuxing over data privacy concerns

Cross-party group of British lawmakers say they are concerned Beijing could compel Didi to hand over data.

Cross-party group of British lawmakers say they are concerned Beijing could compel Didi to hand over data.

11 Aug 2021 - 9:58PM
Coronavirus: people in UK travel hundreds of miles for Chinatown shots

Pop-up clinic in London’s Chinatown attracts thousands wanting Covid-19 vaccines that are in great supply elsewhere.

Pop-up clinic in London’s Chinatown attracts thousands wanting Covid-19 vaccines that are in great supply elsewhere.

29 Jul 2021 - 8:36AM
Britain: report calls for tougher sanctions against China over treatment of Uygur Muslims

The Foreign Affairs Committee report seeks a ban on Xinjiang cotton imports, boycotting 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ceremonies and fast-tracking asylum.

The Foreign Affairs Committee report seeks a ban on Xinjiang cotton imports, boycotting 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ceremonies and fast-tracking asylum.

9 Sep 2021 - 10:49AM
Matt Hancock kissing video leak sparks fears of bugged UK government offices

Security reviews launched in Westminster after leak of compromising footage of minister kissing aide.

Security reviews launched in Westminster after leak of compromising footage of minister kissing aide.

1 Jul 2021 - 9:33PM
New UK flagship: best of British or Boris Johnson vanity project?

UK prime minister’s plan to build a £200 million flagship has come under fire for being an expensive vanity project that even Queen Elizabeth appears not to be totally on board with.

UK prime minister’s plan to build a £200 million flagship has come under fire for being an expensive vanity project that even Queen Elizabeth appears not to be totally on board with.

25 Jun 2021 - 10:55PM
White singers in make-up playing Chinese characters draw Scottish Opera into ‘yellowface’ controversy

White singers filled five of the six main Chinese roles, including Mao Zedong, in UK opera company’s production of Nixon in China, drawing criticism that led the company to withdraw the production’s nomination for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

White singers filled five of the six main Chinese roles, including Mao Zedong, in UK opera company’s production of Nixon in China, drawing criticism that led the company to withdraw the production’s nomination for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

21 Jun 2021 - 9:25AM
China attempting to ‘seize control’ of multilateral organisations to ‘weaponise’ them, UK report says

The UK parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee releases new report alleging Chinese actions to control ‘strategically important’ international organisations.

The UK parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee releases new report alleging Chinese actions to control ‘strategically important’ international organisations.

17 Jun 2021 - 5:01PM
Formal apology sought for Britain’s deportation of Chinese sailors who helped WWII effort

Seventy-five years ago, hundreds of Chinese mariners were rounded up and deported from Britain after they risked their lives helping the Allies’ World War II effort.

Seventy-five years ago, hundreds of Chinese mariners were rounded up and deported from Britain after they risked their lives helping the Allies’ World War II effort.

12 Jun 2021 - 6:52AM
British Chinese artists call for boycott of ‘racist’ Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

British artists of Chinese heritage call for the board of a long-established Chinese arts centre in Manchester to resign and for its funding to be reviewed.

British artists of Chinese heritage call for the board of a long-established Chinese arts centre in Manchester to resign and for its funding to be reviewed.

17 Jun 2021 - 7:16PM
UK ‘Uygur Tribunal’ begins as China and West clash over Xinjiang genocide allegations

An independent inquiry examining alleged genocide and other rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region begins in London on Friday.

An independent inquiry examining alleged genocide and other rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region begins in London on Friday.

4 Jun 2021 - 8:06PM
Asians in UK tackle racism after violent hate attacks: ‘we know the problem is global’

Britain-born East and South East Asians (ESEA) are speaking out against racism after violent anti-Asian hate attacks in the UK.

Britain-born East and South East Asians (ESEA) are speaking out against racism after violent anti-Asian hate attacks in the UK.

13 May 2021 - 8:03PM
Can Stephen Yip, the son of a Chinese sailor from Guangzhou, become Liverpool’s first independent mayor?

Yip, 66, is best known for his work with disadvantaged children, but he is running for office to help scrub out corruption in the northern English city after the arrest of Mayor Joe Anderson and a series of high-profile development scandals involving Hong Kong investors.

Yip, 66, is best known for his work with disadvantaged children, but he is running for office to help scrub out corruption in the northern English city after the arrest of Mayor Joe Anderson and a series of high-profile development scandals involving Hong Kong investors.

15 Apr 2021 - 8:34PM
UK trade secretary Liz Truss urges WTO reform to ‘get tough on China and their behaviour’

Liz Truss told G7 meeting that China should no longer be designated a developing nation, claiming it was ‘ludicrous that some countries can evade market disciplines’.

Liz Truss told G7 meeting that China should no longer be designated a developing nation, claiming it was ‘ludicrous that some countries can evade market disciplines’.

31 Mar 2021 - 11:21PM
Tiananmen Square in London? UK council seeks to rename streets near Chinese embassy’s new site

Tiananmen Square in London? Local British council backs motion to rename streets near new Chinese embassy site to ‘call out CCP’s human rights violations’.

Tiananmen Square in London? Local British council backs motion to rename streets near new Chinese embassy site to ‘call out CCP’s human rights violations’.

19 Mar 2021 - 12:01AM