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"We were delighted that Kira, Ellie and Nathan reached out to us and engaged thoughtfully with our questions. We are confident that if elected they will stand up for young people, and in particular for young East and Southeast Asians. We are keen to work with them going forwards, and are happy for the Chinese for Labour Executive Committee to nominate them.

"Young people in the UK are facing years of precarious work and declining living standards due to the government’s mishandling of Covid 19. The pandemic has also brought a wave of increased racism against young East and Southeast Asians, on top of the hostile environment already experienced by those from immigrant families. It is vital that Chinese for Labour represents these young people.

"We support Kira, Ellie and Nathan's commitment to improving safeguarding structures within Young Labour, to ensure young activists within the party feel safe and welcome. With increased racist attacks against East and Southeast Asians, their efforts will be an important part of ensuring the party and our communities remain a safe space for all people.

"However, while Young Labour's internal culture must become more inclusive, we are aware that many in our communities don't even consider becoming involved in politics to start with. Therefore we hope the candidates will spend time developing ways of encouraging young East and Southeast Asians to consider political involvement, bringing them into the Labour movement.

"Finally, we are pleased that the candidates were aware of the challenges faced by East and Southeast Asians overseas. We want Young Labour to be a strong voice for all those suffering from political oppression and human rights abuses." 

Young Chinese for Labour

 

Young Chinese for Labour Statement for Young Labour Candidates

"We were delighted that Kira, Ellie and Nathan reached out to us and engaged thoughtfully with our questions. We are confident that if elected they will stand up for young...

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End the Virus of Racism is a pan-East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) intergenerational group of community workers, activists, researchers, professionals and artists - both of migrant and second-generation backgrounds - who formed a mutual aid group in May 2020. We are fundraising to build the UK's first not-for-profit, intersectional organisation, dedicated to redressing systemic anti-ESEA racisms and progressing anti-racist conversations within our communities. This is a movement led by people of ESEA heritage, primarily for people of ESEA heritage.

End the Virus of Racism

End the Virus of Racism is a pan-East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) intergenerational group of community workers, activists, researchers, professionals and artists - both of migrant and second-generation backgrounds -... Read more

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We have rescheduled our online panel event with Sarah Owen MP, Chair of Chinese for Labour. It will now take place on Wednesday 21 October 18:00 - 19:30. 

[NEW DATE] Panel event: Repression and Prejudice: the challenges faced by East Asian communities at home and overseas

We have rescheduled our online panel event with Sarah Owen MP, Chair of Chinese for Labour. It will now take place on Wednesday 21 October 18:00 - 19:30.  Read more

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Dr Edward KWAN

Time flies. I was one of the guest speakers of the captioned sharing held at the China Exchange Chinatown London last August. SCMP journalist Mdm Hilary Clarke was there covering the talk. We later had a discussion over Chinese dim sum on issues related to the risk of gambling addiction that overseas Chinese students face when they landed in the UK for studies. Clarke later published an article on 2019-08-19 to raise attention to this concern. (Click HERE)

Gambling Risk to Chinese students in the UK

Dr Edward KWAN Time flies. I was one of the guest speakers of the captioned sharing held at the China Exchange Chinatown London last August. SCMP journalist Mdm Hilary Clarke... Read more

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Harmful media stereotypes are exacerbating the everyday racism faced by British East Asians, writes Sarah Owen MP

The Times’ lazy accusation that Chinese for Labour has ties with the Chinese Government will exacerbate the everyday racism faced by British East and South East Asians. What’s more, it plays directly into the hands of the CCP’s anti-West tactics, sowing divisions which make it harder to bring about change in China on fundamental issues like human rights.

If you live in the UK and look Chinese, you will be well-accustomed to casual stereotyping. But one particular form of racism has become especially painful recently: the assumption that anyone with Chinese heritage is a supporter of the Chinese Communist Party.

Calling Times on Racism - We’re East Asians, but we’re not tied to the Chinese Communist Party

Harmful media stereotypes are exacerbating the everyday racism faced by British East Asians, writes Sarah Owen MP The Times’ lazy accusation that Chinese for Labour has ties with the Chinese... Read more

As Labour members and activists, we hold strong our commitment to the principles of human rights and freedom of speech internationally - just as we do at home. It is a deeply disturbing moment in Hong Kong’s history which sees new powers from the Chinese Communist Party signal an end to the one country two systems as we knew it and an end to all that was agreed in the joint declaration. This is a clear breach of China’s international obligation.

As tensions have escalated, so has the excessive force used by the police and with increased measures to repress protests and advocacy for democracy - all actions which have rightly been denounced by UN representatives.

We welcome the Government’s announcement to introduce a bespoke five-year visa for British National (overseas) holders – so they can be safe and join the thousands of other East and South East Asians who call the UK their home. We need to see the policy detail of how this will work, and how the Government will ensure smooth transition and welcome for those resettling in the UK. However not everyone will be covered under this scheme. Our obligation and a right to monitor the implementation of the joint declaration remains. We have a responsibility to consider the welfare of those are not able to re-locate or who wish to remain in Hong Kong.

We urge the Conservative government to enforce Magnitsky sanctions against those who acted against human rights. We must work closely with our international partners for a multilateral approach in defending the freedom and rights of people in Hong Kong.

Chinese for Labour Statement on Hong Kong

As Labour members and activists, we hold strong our commitment to the principles of human rights and freedom of speech internationally - just as we do at home. It is... Read more

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Eat Southeast and East Asian Food | Leap Day Weekend!

Friday 28 February – Sunday 1 March 2020


Chinese people in the UK are facing increasing levels of racist abuse - many have had ‘coronavirus’ shouted at them in the street, on public transport, in the workplace. But it is not only Chinese people. It is ALL Eastand South East Asianswho are under attack, and even those who seek to protect them.

A British Thai city worker has been violently assaulted and left bleeding with a broken nose, and a South Asian woman was punched unconscious when defending her Chinese friend from a racist attack. East and South East Asian businesses have been decimated.

Yet the virus was in fact brought to Britain by a white businessman. This fact has been ignored. There is no more likelihood of contracting the virus from an East or South East Asian than anyone else.

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Eat Southeast and East Asian Food | Leap Day Weekend! Friday 28 February – Sunday 1 March 2020 Chinese people in the UK are facing increasing levels of racist abuse... Read more

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The current Coronavirus outbreak originating from the Wuhan region of China has emboldened a wave of bigotry and racist rhetoric targeting the Chinese.

Once genomic sequencing identified that the virus originated from a strain found in bats the immediate response from many armchair epidemiologists, including some in the media, was to proclaim the cause was the Chinese practise of consuming bats whole.

Why the Coronavirus scare is smoke-screening racism towards the Chinese

  The current Coronavirus outbreak originating from the Wuhan region of China has emboldened a wave of bigotry and racist rhetoric targeting the Chinese. Once genomic sequencing identified that the... Read more

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A specific branch of the online right wing has been creating concern over the health impact of soy consumption. Is the lynchpin of Asian food truly a threat to human life?

There are many reasons why a person might enjoy tofu. For over eight millennia the soybean has been cultivated first in China and later across the entirety of East Asia. Western Europe and the American continent have similarly enjoyed soy as milk, oil and tofu for as much as 200 years. With a track record stretching back longer than most civilisations, the modern popularity of soy products might not concern most people, if it weren’t for a concerted effort by white nationalists to frame these products as an anti-white conspiracy.

The Soy Conspiracy

A specific branch of the online right wing has been creating concern over the health impact of soy consumption. Is the lynchpin of Asian food truly a threat to human... Read more

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Nearly 200 members, friends and supporters gathered on Monday, 20th January 2020 to celebrate Chinese for Labour 20th Anniversary & Chinese New Year Gala Dinner to usher in the Year of the Rat.

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Leadership candidates, Lisa Nandy, Emily Thornberry and Jenny Chapman representing Keir Starmer together with Deputy Leadership candidates Dawn Butler and Angela Rayner joined the celebrations. The British East Asians Actors were out in force and the wonderful Gok Wan was busy with guests wanting selfies with him. Leading Chinese business and community leaders who have supported us over the years were also present.

Each of the candidates spoke about their vision for the Party and Country. Members will be able to make their choice when ballot opens on Friday 21 February and closes at noon on Thursday 2 April.

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Sarah Owen MP was congratulated as our first British Chinese Labour and first British Chinese woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament. In her address, she made a passionate plea to support any aspiring person to join her in Parliament.

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Sonny Leong CBE, highlighted the need for hard-won victories to be continually defended and fought for. He also stated that such tolerance are evaporating quickly, and we are in a time when division dominates and where diversity and difference are suspected rather than celebrated. Read his full speech HERE

20th Anniversary & Chinese New Year Gala Dinner 2020

Nearly 200 members, friends and supporters gathered on Monday, 20th January 2020 to celebrate Chinese for Labour 20th Anniversary & Chinese New Year Gala Dinner to usher in the Year of the...

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