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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!

  • Event: Jan 31, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club

    Please join us for the

    Chinese Liberal Democrats Annual General Meeting

    to be held on 31 January at 5.30pm in the Lady Violet Room

    Proposed Agenda:

    1. Welcome and Apologies
    2. Minutes of last AGM and matters arising
    3. Acting Chair's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report and Approval of Accounts
    5. Election of members of Executive Committee*
    6. Election of Honorary President
    7. AOB
  • Year of rat
    Event: Jan 31, 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    National Liberal Club SW1A 2HE

    Join us in our Chinese New Year celebrations to mark the Year of the Rat at the National Liberal Club.

    Guest Speaker : Dr Yeow Poon, Chair of Chinese Liberal Democrats

    Musical performance by world renowned flautist Guo Yue.

    Ticket price £61 per head.

    RSVP info@chineselibdems.org.uk

  • Sarah Cheung Johnson Julian Huppert Merlene Emerson & Dr Yeow Poon
    Article: Dec 30, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close there is much for us in the Lib Dem to reflect on. We started the year optimistically with gains in the local and European elections. Our membership grew. Then came the General Election and despite more than 50% increase in our vote share we ended up with one less Member of Parliament. However, on reflection after the initial shock, it is not all gloom and doom.

  • clc logo
    Article: Nov 13, 2019
    By Dr George Lee, PPC for Westminster North and member of Chinese Liberal Democrats.

    140,000 patriotic Chinese volunteered to go to the Western Front in World War 1 to help the British and the French dig trenches and perform other manual work. This was because they thought that Western democracies would appreciate their sacrifices and reward China justly after the war for her contribution.

  • George Lee
    Article: Nov 3, 2019

    Dear Colleagues and Friends

    Are you ready for 12 December? This is the chance to change the course of history, to stop Brexit and Build a Better Future.

    The Liberal Democrats are ready for the General Elections and Chinese LibDems have a candidate, Dr George Lee, standing in Westminster North who needs your help.

  • ALDE Congress 2019 Merlene Emerson Joyce Onstad and co
    Article: Oct 31, 2019
    By Merlene Emerson

    The acronym ALDE stands for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe of which the Liberal Democrats are a member. There are currently 67 member parties and together with France's En Marche make up the RENEW Group, the 3rd largest grouping in the European Parliament with 108 MEPs. They sit in the centre of the hemicycle between the socialists on the left and the conservative and nationalistic parties on the right and are an influential force in Europe with 5 Liberal Commissioners.

    I recently returned from 3 intense days of networking with our European friends in historic Athens, the cradle of democracy, where we were gathered for ALDE's 40th Congress. A bit like LibDem conferences, there were opportunities for training sessions eg on digital marketing, meeting and hearing from elected politicians such as the Liberal Prime Minister of Luxembourg and the chance to make policy at plenary sessions, ranging from Climate Change to Urgency resolutions on Iraq, Turkey and, of course, BREXIT.

  • Larry Ngan at HK Extradition Protest 2019
    Article: Oct 28, 2019
    By CLDs Executive Committee

    Since July, as the situation in Hong Kong worsened, CLD and other Lib Dems had made several responses. An emergency motion was submitted to the Autumn conference (on inter alia the rights of BNO passport holders) which was not successful in being selected for debate. CLD also wrote to the UK Foreign Secretary and received a polite reply, and Alistair Carmichael MP, the Lib Dem Chief Whip, had put out a statement deploring police violence in HK.

  • Chinese LibDems meet for lunch during Lib Dem Conference
    Article: Oct 3, 2019

    The party conference came at an exciting time not least because of the massive increase in support for our party, The Liberal Democrats, over the past year. I am one of the new members who joined the party over the last year. There is little doubt the expense of attending conference can be a concern. After all, a quick getaway to the Mediterranean may cost just as much, and those seaside beaches may be a little more exotic than the familiar Bournemouth. However, I am confident you will find a four days trip with the Lib Dems appealing after reading my experience, a first time at the national party conference.

  • Article: Sep 30, 2019
    By Dr George Lee, PPC for Westminster North and member of Chinese Liberal Democrats. in LibDem Voice

    Dr George Lee PPC Westminster North

    I was pleased to be adopted recently as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Westminster North. My journey to this point has been a long one. Through a career in business, the police, another party and all the way from Hong Kong, I have been emboldened to join the fight to demand better for our communities and country than this Tory-Labour mess.

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.

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