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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?
UK Labour declares class war, wants to abolish posh private schools like Eton and Harrow

The main UK opposition Labour Party adopted a policy to scrap private schools such as Eton – the alma mater of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the second-in-line to the throne, Prince William.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:53PM

The main UK opposition Labour Party adopted a policy to scrap private schools such as Eton – the alma mater of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the second-in-line to the throne, Prince William.

UK Labour declares class war, wants to abolish posh private schools like Eton and Harrow
The ‘vulnerable’ Chinese deer hunted for fun in the UK

A species of small deer originating from the banks of the Yangtze River in China has become an unlikely focus of a campaign against trophy hunting in the UK.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:08PM

A species of small deer originating from the banks of the Yangtze River in China has become an unlikely focus of a campaign against trophy hunting in the UK.

The ‘vulnerable’ Chinese deer hunted for fun in the UK
Has UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to the queen?

Scottish court said it was unlawful for Boris Johnson to advise Queen Elizabeth to prorogue the UK parliament if the aim was to limit consideration of Brexit.

12 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM

Scottish court said it was unlawful for Boris Johnson to advise Queen Elizabeth to prorogue the UK parliament if the aim was to limit consideration of Brexit.

Has UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to the queen?
Nearly 130 UK MPs and lords sign letter seeking Commonwealth solution to Hongkongers’ plight

Dozens of MPs and lords sign letter to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, urging him to help Hongkongers find rights of abode elsewhere if they wish to leave the city.

10 Sep 2019 - 5:24PM

Dozens of MPs and lords sign letter to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, urging him to help Hongkongers find rights of abode elsewhere if they wish to leave the city.

Nearly 130 UK MPs and lords sign letter seeking Commonwealth solution to Hongkongers’ plight
Will Boris Johnson make history to become the UK’s shortest-serving PM?

If last week was a disaster for Britain’s beleaguered leader, this week could be worse.

9 Sep 2019 - 8:28AM

If last week was a disaster for Britain’s beleaguered leader, this week could be worse.

Will Boris Johnson make history to become the UK’s shortest-serving PM?
‘Everyone affected’ as Hong Kong’s troubles divide the UK Chinese community

UK community split – largely along generational lines – by those who support Hong Kong’s protesters and those who back the city’s police, government and Beijing.

6 Sep 2019 - 10:50PM

UK community split – largely along generational lines – by those who support Hong Kong’s protesters and those who back the city’s police, government and Beijing.

‘Everyone affected’ as Hong Kong’s troubles divide the UK Chinese community
Rich Hongkongers ‘snap up UK golden visas at unheard-of pace’

Political instability in Hong Kong and Brexit-battered UK currency cited as factors for rise in applications.

4 Sep 2019 - 8:15PM

Political instability in Hong Kong and Brexit-battered UK currency cited as factors for rise in applications.

Rich Hongkongers ‘snap up UK golden visas at unheard-of pace’
Is UK democracy dead? Boris Johnson’s Brexit gambit sparks ‘constitutional outrage’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparks fury by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date.

29 Aug 2019 - 9:10PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparks fury by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date.

Is UK democracy dead? Boris Johnson’s Brexit gambit sparks ‘constitutional outrage’
Why Chinese students are at risk of becoming gambling addicts in the UK

‘They come to the UK, free, maybe a bit immature, and also lonely – that’s all the risk factors right there,’ says problem gambling specialist Edward Kwan.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:12PM

‘They come to the UK, free, maybe a bit immature, and also lonely – that’s all the risk factors right there,’ says problem gambling specialist Edward Kwan.

Why Chinese students are at risk of becoming gambling addicts in the UK
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