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Delighted to have made my first ever speech at LibDem Conference in Brighton, to Demand Better for our children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.

Posted by Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Welcome to the Chinese Liberal Democrats

Creating a bridge between the UK Chinese community and the Liberal Democrats.

The Chinese Liberal Democrats, patrons Lord Paddy Ashdown and Sir Menzies Campbell, is an associated organisation of the Liberal Democrat Party. We exist to explore ways of reaching out to the Chinese community in the UK and to establish better understanding between the UK and China.

You can read more about our activities below, or using the links on the top right hand side of the page. Remember, we rely on people joining to really make a difference!

  • Chinese Elvis aka Paul Hyu
    Event: Feb 19, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    New Loon Fung Restaurant, 42-44 Gerrard Street

    Chinese Liberal Democrats invite you to join us in ushering in the New Year of the Pig with an 8 course banquet at the New Loon Fung Restaurant in the heart of Chinatown.

    We are delighted that the LibDem Mayoral Candidate for GLA elections in 2020, Ms Siobhan Benita will be our special guest speaker for the evening. Chair of London Region Liberal Democrats Mr Ben Sims is our guest auctioneer, and back by popular demand, we have performing for us, the inimitable Chinese Elvis aka Paul Hyu!

  • Sir Vince Cable MP
    Article: Jan 30, 2019

    A Happy New Year greeting to friends and members of the Chinese community in the UK and to all who celebrate the Lunar New Year during this time of year!

    We are entering a year of uncertainty with Brexit on the horizon, but I am confident and proud of the continuing contributions of the Chinese diaspora communities to the UK. Some of you have been here for generations from Hong Kong and other former colonies, and others more recently from the People's Republic of China, whether to study or to work. We welcome you and are pleased to celebrate this important festival in the cultural calendar with you.

    It is in this spirit that we celebrate what has been called a 'golden era' of UK and China's long standing relationship. Two-way trade and investment have grown rapidly. But a positive relationship between UK and China is more than about trade, it is also based on mutual trust, co-operation and a shared global outlook. We would like to participate in China's Belt and Road Initiative that reaches across continents whilst at the same time assist in China's reform and opening up which is to our mutual benefit.

  • Frank Wang
    Article: Jan 24, 2019
    By Larry Ngan

    Frank Wang, a local coffee cart owner in London was asked by Transport for London (TFL) to move his business away because a new developer wanted to open a restaurant right behind his stall.

    Frank, who has been serving his very popular and reasonably priced coffee to Bethnal Green residents for more than 15 years says he has been subjected to verbal abuse from the developer and then when he refused to consent to give up the business he had built from scratch, said he got his electricity and water supply cut off.

  • Sarah Cheung Johnson & Alex Malyon
    Article: Jan 23, 2019

    Are you interested in standing to be a candidate in the Local elections in May 2019? One of the key aims of the Chinese Liberal Democrats is to promote and bring through more candidates from a Chinese or East Asian background to stand. With the large number of local elections in May 2019 we would love to see even more candidates on the slate and increase the number of Councillors we have with a Chinese background.

  • Lord Paddy Ashdown at FCC
    Article: Dec 24, 2018

    "The news after coming home from a pleasant dinner with a friend last night was like a splash of cold water.

    We thought he was immortal. I sat between him and his wife Jane at our Chinese Liberal Democrats dinner last September at the time of the Brighton conference.

    We chatted, gossiped and laughed. He was as inspiring and as funny as ever during the occasion. There was no inkling that he was ill.

  • Frank Wang
    Article: Dec 19, 2018

    A few months ago, former Chair of CLD, Linda Chung wrote an article here about Frank Wang and the petition to get him back his coffee cart in front of Bethnal Green station. We succeeded and the Council of Tower Hamlets and his landlord TfL agreed to let him continue his business there.

    However the battle is not over yet as you can read from an extract from the website of Operation Black Vote:

  • Happy Christmas from all at Chinese Liberal Democrats
    Article: Dec 15, 2018
    By Larry Ngan

    Traditionally, Chinese families get together and enjoy a great family gathering over the Winter Solstice.

    This Christmas all of us at Chinese Liberal Democrats would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope you have time to enjoy your turkey, brussels sprouts, presents from Santa, choirs and Christmas tv ads.... and have a moment to leave the Brexit madness behind.

  • Dr Yeow Poon West Midlands Awards 2018
    Article: Dec 2, 2018

    Dr Yeow Poon, Vice-Chair of Chinese Liberal Democrats and Chair of the Chinese Community Centre in Birmingham, was named the winner of the Public/Third Sector category at the 2018 Midlands Leadership Awards run by The Business Desk.

    As the Chair of the Chinese Community Centre since 1995, Dr Poon has supported the provision of a range of advice, social care, health and community services to under-represented groups in Birmingham and the West Midlands. He has enabled the Chinese Community Centre to remain viable at a challenging time of reduced public funding. He recently co-authored a Chinese Welfare Trust research project entitled "Chinese Community Centres in the UK: Changing Landscape, Challenges and Strategies for the Future"

  • Article: Nov 30, 2018

    This is a message from a small group of Korean residents. It's pretty heartbreaking. Please share widely

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a member of a group of concerned Koreans living in the UK, and I am trying to organise a protest/vigil to show support for a young Korean girl who was attacked in the middle of Oxford street two weeks ago.

  • Chinese Llibdems AGM 2018
    Article: Nov 26, 2018

    On Sunday 25 November, as has become customary for Chinese LibDems, members and friends gathered for our annual general meeting at the New Loon Fung Restaurant in Chinatown, followed by dimsum lunch.

    It has been an eventful year, as reported by Co-Chairs Cllr Tatyan Cheung and Merlene Emerson:

    CLD contributed to and were mentioned in Lord Alderdice's report on the culture of the party, we supported 5 candidates of Chinese heritage in the May local elections (with Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson successfully elected to South Cambs District Council), participated in anti-immigration raids in Chinatown and the Anti-Brexit Peoples march and launched our new logo at the Autumn conference where we shared a stall with Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality. We also celebrated our 12th birthday at a dinner in Brighton with Lord Paddy Ashdown.

Twinned Cities e-book cover

On sale now both print (£6 plus delivery) and Kindle versions of our book "UK China Twinned Cities - a friendly gesture or a viable channel for trade and investment for regional cities". Email info@chineselibdems.org.uk if you would like to purchase a hard copy or click here to buy it online.

Linda Chung: Lib Dem Councillor for Hampstead Town.

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