PP Wong is Editor-in-Chief of Banana Writers, a website that encourages and supports new Asian writers from over thirty countries. She has a degree in Anthropology and Law from The London School of Economics and has been touted as “The first British born Chinese novelist to secure a publishing deal in the UK.”
A plaque to honour the Chinese seamen who played an important part in Liverpool’s history has been unveiled on Nelson Street. The blue plaque will play tribute to the 15-20,000 Chinese seafarers who made Liverpool their home, around the time of the First World War, after working with The Blue Funnel Shipping Line, a British shipping line which traded with China.
Nee Hao Magazine brings you a brand new feature where readers can submit personal problems and issues to be answered by our own agony aunt Mei Li from Manchester. Each Saturday starting from next week (November 30th 2013), we will publish advice with problems submitted by readers.
A survey report released last week indicates that the Chinese population of Nottingham has increased from fewer than 2,000 in 2001 to more than 10,000 in 2011. This expansion, according to Dr. Bin Wu, the author of the survey report and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at the University of Nottingham
British born Chinese Thomas Lai from Portsmouth is his currently leading a double life. By ‘day’ he is busy managing a Chinese takeaway, and by night, he is busy penning lyrics to new rap songs as he attempts to be the UK’s answer to MC Jin.
Chinese Lives in Birmingham is a community heritage project that aims to chart the development of the Chinese community in Birmingham. Currently there are around 20,000 Chinese people living in Birmingham.
Europe’s largest Chinese-language film festival is now in its fifth successful year. This year’s Festival will showcase an even larger number of films as well as boasting an exciting VIP lineup. Over twenty exciting films will be shown during the festival, including “So Young”, “Finding Mr. Right” and “Silent Witness”, bringing the cream of contemporary Chinese cinema to a world-wide audience.
Hsiao-Hung Pai is an investigative journalist and author of books such as Chinese Whispers, Hidden Army of Labour and Invisible, an undercover exposé of the migrant sex industry in the UK.
Outside of school, I practiced my Mandarin on taxi drivers and shopkeepers. I spent a few months dusting up on my Mandarin skills in London before arriving in China but I wasn’t ready for the crazy accents. When I spoke Mandarin it was obvious that I wasn’t local.
This carnival like event starts off with a mini concert from performers, dancers and the best singers of the university student societies. Performers include UoB’s Alice Tang, James Zhang, Charles Dong, Cara Zhang, Aimee Lin and the University of Bristol Break Dance Society, followed by star singer Tita Lau.