Chinese man faces deportation for running brothel network

A Chinese man faces deportation after being found guilty and sentenced to over 3.5 years for running a network of brothels across the south and east of England. Kun Yi He, aged 39, of Hunters Road in Chessington, though formerly of Totteridge Road in High Wycombe, was arrested during a series of raids by UKBA […]

UK visa policy change to impact Chinese students

UK visa policy change to impact Chinese students

The United Kingdom will rescind the existing Post-Study Work (PSW) visa from next month to intensify student visa regulations, and raise the standards for the English proficiency of students from non-English-speaking countries and the sum of property proof to ensure their living in the country without working. China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) published a notice […]

Chinese and British leaders exchange congratulations on 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Chinese and British leaders exchange congratulations on 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and British Prime Minister David Cameron today exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level. Wen Jiabao said in his message that in the past 40 years, the Sino-British relations have withstood various international situation and kept constant development. Currently, Sino-British comprehensive […]

China visions sparkle at London Book Fair

China visions sparkle at London Book Fair

A Chinese delegation, as a guest of honor, will stage contributions of more than 300 events to the upcoming 2012 London Book Fair, commencing April 16 and now in its 41st year. The series of events are categorized as publishing house forums, book copyright promotions, author and scholar exchanges, cultural and art exhibitions, and cultural […]

“UK NOW” art festival to tour China

“UK NOW” art festival to tour China

As China passes the Olympic Torch to the UK, the two nations are marking 40 years of diplomatic ties with a seven-month long showcasing British arts and creative industries. Seventeen cities across China will enjoy a variety shows sponsored by the project “UK NOW”. Upcoming highlights scheduled for April and May were announced at the […]

Zhang Yimou to Stage Opera for London Olympics

Zhang Yimou to Stage Opera for London Olympics

Chinese director Zhang Yimou is set to stage an Opera in London as part of an arts show lead up to the 2012 Olympics. The version of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot will feature 600 artists from both China and Britain. Turandot originated in Persia but is set in China and tells the story of a princess […]

Ambassador: 2012 will be a memorable year in the history of China and Britain relations

Ambassador: 2012 will be a memorable year in the history of China and Britain relations

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese New Year Celebrations in London Trafalgar Square, 29 January 2012 2012/01/29 Mayor Boris Johnson, Lord Mayor Susie Burbridge, Mr. Chu Ting Tang, Mr. Stanley Tse, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, I extend very warm Chinese New Year greetings to you all on behalf of […]

Chinese ambassador to UK interviewed by BBC (MP3 download)

Chinese ambassador to UK interviewed by BBC (MP3 download)

On 23rd January 2012, Chinese ambassador to UK Liu Xiaoming had a live and one-on-one interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC 2’s Newsnight programme. The China Times has retrieved the detail of the interview from BBC, the audio download and transcript of the interview go as follows, you may also visit the Chinese version (驻英大使刘晓明接受BBC专访) […]

Documentary about Chinese in Britain Released

Documentary about Chinese in Britain Released

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-UK diplomatic relations. It’s been about 150 years since the first Chinese settlers arrived in Britain, A documentary telling the stories of the five generations of Chinese people in the country is being released in Britain. The documentary, entitled “Talk of Home” was produced by […]