The United Kingdom is one of the top three choices of migration destinations in the world. As of 2012, there were 6.5 million immigrants of (all nationalities) residing in the UK. Of those, nearly 400,000 are of Chinese descent with more than 100,000 residing in London alone.
The concept of ‘yeet hay’ (huo qi da) is well known in Chinese culture. It’s often difficult to explain this ailment to friends of different cultures. Solicitor William Li gives us a better understanding of what ‘yeet hay’ means in this insightful article.
I would like to wish you a warm and lovely Lunar New Year Season. It has been a great learning experience and pleasure for the Nee Hao Team to report on issues of importance and interest that affect the East Asian Community both in the UK and overseas. It has also been a delight receiving your feedback and encouragement over the years. As Nee Hao enters the Year of the Horse, we aim to do more to support the Chinese and East Asian communities in Britain.
I’d like to send my warmest wishes to everyone around the world celebrating Chinese New Year. As the celebrations get underway – and cities across the globe are lit up with fireworks and parades – this is a good moment to reflect on Britain’s relationship with China.
Through the Lens of John Thomson: Hong Kong and Coastal China, 1868-1872
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.