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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.

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 Labour Corps exhibition
    Article: Nov 11, 2020
    By Dr Yeow Poon

    Until about 2 years ago, when an exhibition of the Chinese Labour Corp was held in Birmingham, I was unaware of the Chinese Labour Corp and what they did. It was only then, after living in the UK for 45 years, that I realised that nearly 100,000 Chinese people had served Britain during the First World War. They were then forgotten until a few years ago when a group of people from the Chinese community fought hard for the Chinese Labour Corp to be formally recognised by the UK Government.

  • Linda Chung
    Article: Oct 31, 2020
    By Linda Chung

    The below letter with its explosive content was published in the Camden New Journal and the Ham and High on 29 October 2020:


    The reality of child hunger has been highlighted by Marcus Rashford telling us about his own experiences. Due to the diligence of his mother, he never actually starved but there were many days he went hungry as meagre rations were shared between him and his siblings when money got tight.

  • China: Engage! book cover
    Article: Oct 16, 2020
    By Merlene Emerson in Libdem Voice

    He has done it again. Sir Vince Cable has seemingly effortlessly published yet another book. This is at least his 6th, following Globalisation and Global Governance (2000), The Storm (2009), Free Radical (2010), After the Storm (2015) and the novel Open Arms (2018). Despite its shorter length at around 99 pages, it is packed full with well researched facts and figures, insightful analysis, and is reflective of the mind of an ex economist and academic.

  • Cllr Marguerita Morton
    Article: Sep 30, 2020

    Extract of a 3 minute speech by Cllr Marguerita Morton:

    "Conference I am a Councillor from Tunbridge Wells and a member of the Chinese Liberal Democrats. I am British citizen of ethnic Chinese origin, living in the UK, since 1964. I came to this country as a child of 11 because my adopted parents thought coming to live in the UK would be a better future for me and for my educational development.

  • 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?

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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