March 2016

Osborne clobbers low paid freelancers and deals fresh blow to women born in the 1950s in Budget 2016

So you wanna be a writer?  Budget 2016: Low paid freelancers are likely to see their NICs INCREASE five-fold from Class 2 £2.80 pw to Class 3 £14.10 pw Women born in the 1950s have been truly gang-banged by George Osborne and his Tory cohort. While the rich saw their income triple since the 2008 […]

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Another chance to hear Anna May Wong: A Celestial Star in Piccadilly on BBC Radio 4 Extra and iPlayer

Anna May Wong: a celestial star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 06:30 & 13:30 Wednesday 16th March 2016. Written & presented by Anna Chen I had the great pleasure to make my programme on Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first Chinese screen legend, in 2008 for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009. It’s

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Lucy Sheen’s moving documentary, Abandoned Adopted Here, launched at SOAS, 7th April

Abandoned Adopted Here — SOAS 7 pm.7th April 2016. DLT Lecture theeatre. SOAS. London. WC1H 0XG. The first public screening of the acclaimed documentary – Abandoned Adopted Here by Lucy Sheen. From 50s, 60s Colonial Hong Kong to pre-multicultural UK, a group of Hong Kong foundlings were transracially adopted. Lucy interviewed a few of her

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British Born Chinese panel discussion at the LSE: audio

Kevin and Daniel in British Born Chinese Here’s the audio from last Saturday’s panel discussion at the London School of Economics where I’m talking about British Born Chinese, a documentary by Dr Elena Barabantseva. Speaker(s): Dr Elena Barabantseva, Anna Chen, Andy Lawrence, Dr Véronique Pin-Fat Chair: Professor William Callahan Recorded on 27 February 2016 at Wolfson

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Chris Rock throws Jada, Will and the three Asian kids under the Oscars bus

“Hey, I’m only a clown!” Anna Chen discusses Chris Rock Asian joke on BBC World Service  Well, Chris Rock REALLY wanted that gig, didn’t he? With the eyes of the world on this year’s Academy Awards ceremony following the ‘Oscars So White’ campaign and boycott, how’s a chap to hold onto his integrity and reputation

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