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Chinese for Labour celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.

A group of activists came together, inspired by the idea that we could create a powerful voice for the Chinese Community.

Who believed that as a community we had been too quiet for too long, keeping ourselves to ourselves. We knew that the Chinese community – with our talent, hard work and values – could play a fuller role in our society and in our politics.

Chinese for Labour was born.

From that small group of comrades, we have become a network – a community – of more than 3,000 members, friends and supporters.

Come and join us - watch out for further announcements. There will be a series of events leading to a celebratory dinner in November 2019.

 

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Chinese for Labour celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. A group of activists came together, inspired by the idea that we could create a powerful voice for the Chinese Community....

Happy New Year from Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party

 

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Happy New Year from Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party   Read more

Banquet-Invitation-2019-v2.jpgCome and join us to celebrate the Year of the Pig at our Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019 on Wednesday, 27th February 2018.

The event will be held at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant, 3-5 Glentworth Street, London NW1 5PG, and will begin with a champagne reception with canapés at 6.30 pm, followed by dinner at 7.15 pm.

As in previous years, we will be joined by Senior Shadow Cabinet Members, Ministers and Peers, together with leading members of the Chinese business and community leaders. This glamorous event draws together the British East Asian Actors, creative communities and supporters from the Labour movement.

Click HERE to book your place, or book it HERE via Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there.

Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019

Come and join us to celebrate the Year of the Pig at our Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2019 on Wednesday, 27th February 2018. The event will be held at...

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Chinese for Labour Chair, Sonny Leong CBE was elected to propose the motion on housing at the Labour Party Conference 2018 in Liverpool on Monday, 24 September 2018.

This was his speech - 

Conference, it’s a pleasure to be here to propose this motion on housing.

We all know there’s a housing crisis.

Under the Tories since 2010:

  • Rough sleeping has almost trebled
  • Home-ownership has fallen by 1m for younger households
  • Private rents have risen an average £1800 a year, well ahead of incomes
  • Overall housebuilding still hasn’t recovered to the level it was before the global financial crisis
  • The number of new Government-funded social rented homes has fallen to a record low
  • And, BAME is disproportionately affected by the housing crisis.

Labour Party Conference 2018

Chinese for Labour Chair, Sonny Leong CBE was elected to propose the motion on housing at the Labour Party Conference 2018 in Liverpool on Monday, 24 September 2018. This was... Read more

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Inspired by the little-known story of World War One’s Chinese Labour Corps, British East Asian companies Moongate and Yellow Earth come together for the first time to present Daniel York Loh’s new play Forgotten 遗忘

At the height of World War One, 140,000 Chinese men left everything and travelled half way around the world to work for Britain and the Allies behind the front lines. Their involvement was considered potentially pivotal in the outcome of the war yet remains largely untold, written out of history.

Forgotten

Inspired by the little-known story of World War One’s Chinese Labour Corps, British East Asian companies Moongate and Yellow Earth come together for the first time to present Daniel York... Read more

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Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018 | Time: 18:30 to 22:00 | Venue: Troia Restaurant, 3F Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7GQ

Tickets at £30 per person includes meal and wine

Download the flyer HERE

We offer you a night of story-telling, celebration and jubilation with a three course feast.

Enjoy a glass of wine, sit back and relax as we exchange our ancient stories and legends.

Be sure also to try the eponymous moon cake as we retell the centuries old story of Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon, who now banished there mourns for Houyi her one true love!

 

To book your tickets, please go to our Eventbrite page HERE or contact: Chris Ng on 07928 106 848 or email cng823@gmail.com

Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner 2018

  Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018 | Time: 18:30 to 22:00 | Venue: Troia Restaurant, 3F Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7GQ Tickets at £30 per person includes meal and...

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Have you ever thought about standing to be a Labour Councillor?

Councillors are elected to represent their local community. You will have a passion for your area and want the best for the place that you live in. Councillors make decisions that make a difference to the quality of residents’ daily lives.

Being a Councillor requires commitment and hard work but is very rewarding.

Do you want to make a difference to your local community?

Have you ever thought about standing to be a Labour Councillor? Councillors are elected to represent their local community. You will have a passion for your area and want the... Read more

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Date: 24 Jul 2018 | Time: 12:00 to 17:00 | Newport Place, London WC2H 7PR

On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, London's Chinatown will witness a complete shutdown of all business premises including restaurants and shops. At noon, whistles will signal the beginning of a protest led by business and community leaders together with community activists and workers. The action will last for five hours and will also include a peaceful demonstration to the Home Office in Westminster.

The closure is in response to the discriminatory conduct of immigration and police officers during and following a ‘fishing raid’ by immigration officers on a restaurant on Thursday, 5 July 2018.

Justice for Chinatown

Date: 24 Jul 2018 | Time: 12:00 to 17:00 | Newport Place, London WC2H 7PR On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, London's Chinatown will witness a complete shutdown of all business... Read more

Chinese for Labour calls on the British Government to ensure fair treatment to the Chinese community after a recent report of a raid by the UK Home Office in London Chinatown, where a woman was seen protesting by lying in front of an immigration van.

Responses on Facebook to video footage of the incident have alleged that Home Office immigration officers now make weekly visits to the business in London Chinatown, and that the Chinese community is being aggressively targeted.

Sonny Leong, Chair of Chinese for Labour says, “We at Chinese for Labour are deeply disturbed by reports of the disproportionate number of raids by the Home Office on Chinese businesses. While we acknowledge that the Home Office has an obligation to uphold the law, we fear that the alleged systemic targeting of Chinese businesses is in order to look tough on immigration by targeting a community that is likely ‘to not cause trouble.’

“The Windrush scandal revealed a deliberate policy by the Home Office to create ‘hostile environment’ policies designed to deter undocumented workers. For the sake of transparency, we want the Home Office to demonstrate that the Chinese community are not being specifically targeted.  

Alvin Shum, Communications Officer for Chinese for Labour says, “There has been for a long time a cultural mentality within the Chinese community of not disturbing the peace and keeping our business within ourselves. It is why systemic racism against the Chinese community has been under-reported due to a fear of backlash from the state.

“We want to make it clear that the Chinese community will not passively accept racial profiling. We will be working with our allies in the Labour movement and call on the government to prove that the Chinese community is not being specifically targeted.”

Chinese for Labour demands fair treatment to Chinese Community from the Home Office

Chinese for Labour calls on the British Government to ensure fair treatment to the Chinese community after a recent report of a raid by the UK Home Office in London...

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Date: 17 July 2018 | Time: 18:00 to 19:30 | Venue: Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Speaker: Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Foreign Minister
Chair: Sonny Leong CBE, Chair, Chinese for Labour

Britain and China have a long and complex relationship, from the First Opium War of 1839 to negotiations over the reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty from 1980 to 1997. The state visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping in October 2015 marked a sea change in UK-China relations. Is this really the “Golden Era” in China-UK relations?

Sino-British Relations – What next?

Date: 17 July 2018 | Time: 18:00 to 19:30 | Venue: Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA Speaker: Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Foreign MinisterChair: Sonny Leong CBE,... Read more

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