Welcome to the Chinese Liberal Democrats

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

The Chinese Liberal Democrats, patrons Sir Ed Davey MP and Sir Menzies Campbell, is an associated organisation of the Liberal Democrat Party. We exist to explore ways of reaching out to the Chinese and SE Asian diaspora communities 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!

  • Myanmar Needs Your Help
    Article: Aug 3, 2022
    By Merlene Emerson and Dr Yeow Poon in Libdem Voice

    After the initial burst of news, there have been few updates in the UK press on the situation in Myanmar following the military coup in February 2021. This was till recently on 25th July 2022, when the military rulers announced that 4 democracy activists were executed. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), these 4 executions "were the first carried out among some 117 death sentences handed down by military-run courts since the coup".

  • Article: Jul 26, 2022
    By Dr Yeow Poon

    In a multipolar world, should the West be strong enough to defend our values or strong enough to live up to our values, asks Dr Yeow Poon in his below blog.

    The Guardian on 16th July 2022 published a PA Media article[1] on Tony Blair's delivery of the 58th Ditchley Foundation Annual lecture. The title of his lecture was "After Ukraine, What Lessons Now for Western Leadership?" and his focus was on China[2].

  • Linda Chung and Camden LibDems July 2022
    Article: Jul 8, 2022
    In Camden Liberal Democrats

    Voters in Hampstead had their say on Labour calling this expensive, wasteful by-election [on 7 July] and on the chaotic Conservative government by backing Linda Chung and the Camden Liberal Democrats' positive vision for their area.

    The shock result saw Labour pushed to third place, and a sizeable margin of victory for the Lib Dems over the Conservatives.

  • Amna Ahmed Vice President
    Article: Jun 29, 2022

    On Monday, 27 June 2022, Chinese Liberal Democrats held an Extraordinary General Meeting via zoom to adopt a new Constitution and Members Code of Conduct as recommended by the Party pursuant to the Party Bodies Review Report. We are delighted to report that we are now on track to applying for Affiliated Organisation status of the Party!

  • Robert Kim
    Article: Jun 24, 2022

    Due to the untimely passing of an independent candidate, the local elections of councillors in the ward of New Malden of Kingston Council was postponed from 5 May to 23 June.

    Early this morning we were greeted by the news that all three of our LibDems candidates: Mark Durrant, Dongsung Kim (aka Robert) and Lesley Anne Heap were swept into victory leaving their Green, Labour and Tory counterparts trailing behind.

  • Former Cllr Linda Chung in Hampstead (Pic courtesy of Camden New Journal)
    Article: Jun 1, 2022
    By Richard Osley in Camden New Journal

    The Liberal Democrats are to field former councillor and community campaigner Linda Chung in the Hampstead Town by-election.

    Her selection confirmed last night (Thursday) means the party will have one of its best known local members at the front of the contest - which looks set to be a rare three-way race.

  • Cllr YiPei Chou Turvey
    Article: May 23, 2022
    By Yi Pei Chou-Turvey

    After 9 months of campaign across my big ward (400km2) I was elected as Councillor for Banchory and Mid-Deeside in a close race with the Scottish Nationalists and Conservatives. There are 3 seats to represent the ward in Aberdeenshire Council which covers 6000km2 with 70 councillors. The Conservatives tried to take over the council seats by appointing 2 candidates per wards after their success with one candidate in 2017. They were disappointed indeed… their first candidate was elected in Stage 1 with 1,211 votes but their second candidate was eliminated along with Labour and the Scottish Family Party. The Scottish local election use the Single Transferable Vote and I was elected at Stage 4 with 1340 votes, ahead of the SNP candidate who collected 1,264 votes.

  • Besea.n article by Sarah Cheung Johnson
    Article: May 9, 2022
    By Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson in https://besean.co.uk

    It all started, rather innocuously, with a shared meme of Martin Luther King saying:

    "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and enables the man who wields it."

    on a friend's Facebook wall. She is British and white - she posted it at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, USA on May 26 2020. A few of her white friends approvingly agreed.

  • Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson
    Article: May 3, 2022

    As we prepare for local Council elections this Thursday, Chinese LibDems are proud to be supporting 5 candidates of Chinese East and SE Asian background.

    Sarah Cheung Johnson moved to Longstanton after a decade in Investment Banking IT, latterly as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Elected as a Councillor 4 years ago she has been working to protect local services, from social care to transport.

    "Cuts to children's services and funding for health visitors have already directly impacted my daughter and son - so when I say I care, it's not just me paying lip service. These things matter to me because they directly affect my family, home and community" says Sarah.

  • Phil Ling, Paul Kohler and Kirsten Ga lea
    Article: May 1, 2022

    Phil Ling, former Treasurer of Chinese Liberal Democrats is standing in the Council elections for the newly created Wandle ward in Merton Borough. It is a ward which is truly a three way fight between Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and Labour - although in the general election the ward sits in Wimbledon where the Liberal Democrats lost to the Conservatives by just 628 votes, less than 1% in it.

    Phil is standing on a platform to improve the Council's waste management, fight to keep Wimbledon police station open, make more train stations fully accessible, tackle the climate emergency and have a more transparent Council service.

    If you'd like to help him and the Merton Liberal Democrats, especially on polling day, then please contact him on 07545589693.

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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