70 British Chinese community leaders and professionals sign letter in support of remaining in the EU

A group of more than 70 British Chinese community leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals from across the country and all political parties endorsed and issued an open letter in support of the UK remaining in the European Union.

The signatories believe that the British Chinese community has been benefiting from Britain’s openness and inclusiveness and Britain remaining in the EU will ensure the continuation of such cultural and political diversity.

Cllr Alex Yip, Conservative councillor of Birmingham Sutton New Hall and a local magistrate, initiated the letter. ‘It is for everyone to make up their own minds but we believe that Britain is stronger, safer, and better off remaining in the EU. Staying together with the rest of Europe will enable us to solve more issues than trying to address them on our own. It is vital that the British Chinese Community show their voice in this important national decision as represented in this letter.’

The other leading signatories of the open letter are solicitor Christine Lee, Frank Leung of the Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas Network, Woon Wing Yip OBE of Wing Yip Group, Stanley Tse of See Woo Group, Shanxiong Wu of the UK Association for the Promotion of Chinese Education, Kin Bong Lam of Confederation Chinese Business UK, and Qiu Baixi of Sun Winglay Nursaries. If you are interested in becoming part of the supporters, please visit Alex Yip’s website 

Cllr Alex Yip, the instigator of the letter.
Cllr Alex Yip, the instigator of the letter.

Key signatories:

Christine Lee,

Director Christine Lee & Co (Solicitors) Ltd

李贞驹律师行主席

李贞驹女士

Frank Leung

梁日昌

香港英籍华人网络 副主席

Cllr Alex Yip JP

叶稳坚议员太平绅士

Mr Woon Wing Yip OBE

Chair Wing Yip Group

叶焕荣 荣业行主席

Stanley Tse

Chairman See Woo Group

谢贵全 泗和行主席

President, UK Association for the Promotion of Chinese Education

伍善雄 MBE 英国中文教育促进会会长

Lam Kin Bong:

President Confederation Chinese Businesses UK

林建邦 英国中华工商联合会会长

Sun Wing Lay, Sun Winglay Nurseries

丘百喜伉俪 新永利农场

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Wendy Choi

Birmingham Chinese Women’s Association

蔡李錦裘

伯明翰华人妇女协会

Li Hai

President of the British Beijing Association

李海,

英国北京同乡会会长

Alex Li Yan

British Chamber of Commerce in South China,

Guangzhou Economic Trade Secretary General of the United Kingdom

言力

英国岭南文商会

英国广州经贸协会 秘书长

Professor Mo To Ko MBBS M.D. FRCS

President of British-Chinese Medical Society Vice-President of World Federation of Chinese Neurosurgeons’

Leon Chua

Chan Neill Solicitors

蔡汝安

合伙人陈刘律师事务

Dr Wei Sun, 孙伟博士

Chairman of Cambridge Chinese Community Centre

剑桥华人社区中心主席

David Ho

Christine Lee & Co (Solicitors) Ltd Director

何达伟律师 李贞驹律师行董事

Diana Lin

China Britain Business association

林红梅

英中商业协会 中方副会长

Charlie Wang

President of Chinese Association of Financial Executives in the UK

王昌南

英国华人金融家协会会长

Ting Zhang

Founder & CEO, China Business Solutions Ltd

张婷

剑桥中国咨询有限公司创始人

Shubin Wang

Secretary General Confederation of Chinese Business UK

Confederation of Chinese Association in Scotland

李罗安

苏格兰华人社团联合总会会长

王澍斌

英国中华工商联合会秘书长

Sonny Leong CBE

Chair of Chinese for Labour

梁辛尼 CBE 华人工党主席

Merlene Emerson, MBE

Co-funder Chinese Liberal Democrats

杜淑真

华人自民党创始人

Philip Ling

Treasurer of Chinese Liberal Democrats

凌家辉

华人自民党财务总监

Jackson Ng

Co-founder Diaspora Emerging Leadership Program

黄精明

George Lee

Co-Chairman of the Disapora Foundation

李泽文

Ruth Lau

Co Founder of Eastern Blossoms China Connection

刘路得

Kuen Wai Tam,

President The federation of UK Guangdong Chinese Association(Oxford )

谭仲尧

英国广东华人联会牛津会馆 总会长

Wayne Zhang

Vice President The Federation of UK Guangdong Chinese

张洪伟

英国广东华侨华人联合总会副会长

Wayne Song

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Chinese Association.

宋维杰,

南格郡华人协会主席

Hans Hung

Principal of Hans Hung & Co.

洪仲衡

洪仲衡会计师行

Wendy Yip

Director, International Development: Aston University

葉綺妮

總監 國際交流事務

Dr Stephen NG MBE

CEO Islington Chinese Association

吳呂南

伊斯灵顿华人协会

Perry Fung

Centre Manager Islington Chinese Association

馮兆雄

依士靈頓華人協會經理

Mr Brian Wong JP DL MA

Founder/Hon.Adviser  Advisor of the Liverpool Chinese Business Association.

黄荣富

太平绅士,郡督副官

利物浦华商会-创会/荣譽顧问

Dr Zhang Xin

Chairman UK New Concept Health Research Association

张馨

英国健康新概念研究会会长

Cllr Tatyan Cheung

Councillor for New Mills Ward

張達仁议员

Steven Ip

Editor Nee Hao magazine

叶绍锋 你好传媒 主编

Cindy Meng

President of Norwich Chinese community centre.

Tom Li

Overseas Chinese Association

李天生 華聯社主席

John Soong

Overseas Chinese Association Vice President

宋玉錢 華聯社副主席

Peng Ching-Chi,

MBPsS, PhD Psychology, British Psychological Society

彭景琪 英國心理協會成員

Gen Qin Yan

Shanghai Society UK

严根琴 英国上海华人华侨联合会,会长

Issac Wang – Director Studio C+I LLP

张博学

工作室 合伙人

Mrs Shirley X. Au-Yeung

Centre Manager  Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre

歐陽雪華

史雲斯華人社區互助中心 中心經理

Jennifer Lam

Community Officer Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre

林健欣

史雲斯華人社區互助中心 中心員工

Mrs Kew Lim,

Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

林小翹

泰利華人社區中心   主席

Edward Wong.

Vice chair Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

黃.建文

泰利華人社區中心

Ti Sang Cheung.

Vice chair Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

張天生。

泰利華人社區中心

Shirley Chan.

Treasurer Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

陳瑞芳。

泰利華人社區中心

Danny Chow

Director Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

周東海。

泰利華人社區中心

LC  Leung.

Director Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

梁禮才。

泰利華人社區中心

Peter  Wong.

Director Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

黃林。

泰利華人社區中心

Thanh  He.

Director Tees Valley Chinese Community Centre,

夏郁成。

泰利華人社區中心

UK TCM NETWORK

叶柳忠

英国中医联盟

UK TCM NETWORK

梅海军

英国中医联盟

DONG ZENG

UKFANS

曾冬

英范集团 主席

Michael Mao,

President of UK YUNNAN Business Association

毛埴成

英国云南总商会会长

Alexander Pang

President of University of Bristol Chinese Society.

庞蔚然

布里斯托大学中华同学会

Richard Szeto

Chairman of Wah Sing Chinese Community Centre

司徒民星

利物浦 华声社 会长

Dennis yau

Ying Wah Travel

邱國樑

英華旅遊

Dr Dorian Chan

Wing Wah Group vice-chair

陈慧菁,荣华集团副主席

Frankie Tsang

Chairman of Worcestershire Chinese association.

曾永健

伍仕特华人协会主席

Daniel York

British East Asian Artists

Actor/Writer

罗义 演员,作家

Anna Chen

British East Asian Artists

Writer

陈云西 作家

Lucy Sheen

British East Asian Artists

Actor/Writer

Gordon Chong

Community Activist

David K.S. Tse

Actor, writer, director

謝家聲

Raymond Yiu

Composer

Actor/Writer

Phoebe Wong

Charity Worker

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The Letter

The EU referendum marks a defining moment for our country and all its ethnic minority communities. The results will shape the direction of our country, our relationships with other nations and all our futures.

We, members of the British Chinese community from community centers, professional associations, businesses and charities, believe that Britain is stronger, safer and better off remaining as a member of the European Union.

Our forefathers came to Britain seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Through entrepreneurship, dedication and determination, we have found our place in UK society and secured a prosperous future for our community. This future is now exposed to a real risk of taking an unnecessary leap into the unknown.

We believe that leaving the EU will put our economy at risk, and bring about uncertainties to UK’s future trade relations. EU Membership makes us part of a the worlds largest single market with it’s customers, equal regulation, and security benefiting those who reach out and seek that challenge while securing for ethnic minorities protection from discrimination in the work place.

Within an increasingly interconnected world, the problems that we face in Britain –discrimination, racism, inequality, poverty, immigration and terrorism– are issues that increasingly transcend national borders. We can only address them by coming together, despite our differences, in discovery and commitment to that common ground that defines us all, not by removing ourselves from the EU.

As a minority community that has benefited tremendously from UK’s openness and inclusiveness, we the British Chinese people firmly believe that a Britain remaining in the EU will strengthen its openness and diversity and consequently maintain its international influence.

We thus call upon the 500,000 Chinese voters in the UK, as well as eligible British nationals overseas, to defend our country’s future and vote to remain in the EU. It is time for us to show our commitment to an open, diverse and progressive Britain that we are all proud of.

If you agree with this open letter and would like to add your name to the list of supporters, please visit Alex Yip’s Website 

英国华人欧盟公投公开信

欧盟公投对于我们国家和所有的少数族群而言将是一个决定性的时刻。公投的结果将会重塑我们国家今后的发展方向,和其他国家的关系以及我们的未来。

我们,全英华人社团、商会以及慈善机构的代表,坚信英国保留其欧盟成员国的地位会使得我们国家更繁荣,更安全。

我们的父辈为了自己和家庭的福祉来到英国,通过不懈的努力和辛勤的创业,立足于英伦,并为我们后代开创美好的未来打下了坚实的基础。然而,英国离开欧盟将会给我们的未来带来不可预知的威胁。

我们认为放弃英国作为欧盟成员国的地位会威胁我们国家的经济,给英国今后的对外贸易带来不确定因素。欧盟成员国共处于世界上最大的单一市场中,共享着庞大的消费者群体,公平的市场管制和安全保障。同时少数族群也能够在工作中享有免受歧视的保护。

置身于相互交流与日剧增的当今世界,英国面临的诸多问题:种族歧视,社会不公,贫穷,移民和恐怖主义等,是各国都要面临的挑战。而我们只有通过和其他欧盟成员国的密切合作才能共同解决这些问题,而不是抽身离开欧盟。

英国不同族群之间的通力合作应该秉持求同存异的精神,才能共同创造更美好的未来。而如果英国选择脱离欧盟,我们又如何去教育我们的后代要通过沟通合作解决问题。

我们华人作为英国的一个少数族群得益于 英国社会的包容性。而且我们相信英国留在欧盟会进一步强化自身的开放与多元的形象,保持英国在国际社会的影响力。

因此,我们号召全英近50万华人选民,以及居住在海外并有投票权的英籍华人在6月23日的公投中积极投票支持英国留在欧盟,共同捍卫我们国家的未来。让我们向世界展现一个我们为之自豪的开放,多元,和进步的英国。

如果您同意英国应该留在欧盟,您可以访问以下网页支持此封公开信:Click here 

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