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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.

13 Oct 2019 - 6:42PM

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
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