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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 (as a critical friend).

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!

  • Bauhina flag
    Page: Sep 20, 2020

    Chinese Liberal Democrats are pleased that there will be a motion, F31, to be debated at Autumn Conference on "Hong Kong's Future." According to the Conference Agenda, it is scheduled for debate on Monday September 28 but at the unfortunate time of 18.50. This means that anyone in Hong Kong who would like to participate would have to stay up till 2am, Hong Kong time!

  • Ade Adeyomo
    Article: Sep 15, 2020

    Chinese Lib Dems are reproducing this update from Libdems Campaign for Race Equality and the Racial Diversity Campaign ("RDC"):

    "The RDC was launched in early 2019. However, its progress was stalled due to Brexit and the snap general election.

    New Party elections were held in February 2020 and a new Executive was elected to run the RDC:
    Ade Adeyemo (Chair), Dipa Vaya (Vice Chair) & Josh Babarinde (Vice Chair).

  • Sir Ed Davey MP
    Article: Aug 28, 2020
    By Merlene Emerson

    The Chinese Liberal Democrats are pleased to congratulate Ed, our Patron, as the new elected leader of the Liberal Democrats. We have confidence that his experience as an MP of 21 years, five as Energy and Climate Change Minister, will help steer the party and this country out of the current crisis caused by Brexit and Covid19.

  • Paul Reynolds
    Article: Aug 27, 2020
    By Paul Reynolds, CLD executive member in Libdem Voice

    Kashmir is one of those decades-long conflicts which rarely makes it into the mainstream UK media; until recently. In June this year 20 Indian soldiers died in fighting with Chinese soldiers, on the border between Indian-administered and Chinese-administered Kashmir.

    So what is the nature of the conflict and why has it become much more dangerous this year ?

  • Map of SE Asia
    Article: Aug 25, 2020
    By Ian Martin in Libdem Voice

    The new "cold war" in the far east, in reaction to China's economic power and military build-up, is set to cause the United States to strengthen its military presence in the region. There is speculation that Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth is going to be permanently based in the far east. It certainly will make its maiden voyage through the South China Sea. But what of the nations in the SE Asian area?

  • Map of British Empire
    Article: Jul 30, 2020
    By Merlene Emerson in Libdem Voice

    I have been championing the teaching of black and colonial history in schools for as long as I can remember and was a member of the task force set up in 2012 under Baroness Meral Ece on Race Equality in Education and Employment. Through learning about the impact and legacy of colonialism, we can forge a modern British identity, bridge past divisions as well as better inform Britain's dealings with the rest of the world.

  • Dr Yeow Poon
    Article: Jul 22, 2020
    By Dr Yeow Poon, Chair CLDs

    The rise of China is an enigma for us in the West. Over the last 40 years, China lifted 850 million [1] people out of poverty and grew to become the second largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the largest by purchasing power parity. It has done so without becoming an open liberal democracy, no universal suffrage and no competing multi-parties. Yet, in the last 10 years, the regime has enjoyed greater legitimacy [2] from its citizens than Western democracies [3].

  • Sarah Cheung Donaldson
    Article: Jul 21, 2020
    By Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson, Vice-Chair CLDs in Libdem Voice

    We don't talk enough about race. Properly talk, that is.

    It's become obvious, as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has come to the fore with the murder of George Floyd in the United States, that, whilst many of us who consider ourselves liberals have a desire to be anti-racist and create a society where your skin colour does not determine your life chances, we lack the language and the understanding of how to achieve this.

  • Paul Reynolds
    Article: Jul 14, 2020

    Liberal Democrats stand for an open society receptive to new ideas, international trade, law-law rather than war-war, cooperation amongst nations, and universal human rights. Whilst proud to be British, we oppose isolationism, nationalism, protectionism and xenophobia for political gain. We recognise the difficulties of Britain's colonial past and support making amends.

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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