The Guardian has always been sloppy about China matters, but its publishing stable now appears to have given up any pretence of writing about UK Chinese issues informatively. “It was a genuine community built by the emigrants from Hong Kong who, having been bombed out of Limehouse in the East End in the 1940s, made […]
Actress Lucy Sheen asks what many of us are wondering. Is the media ready to accept East Asians as part of British diversity? So after a hopeful start to last week with the launch of Act For Change campaign, the broad acceptance from ITV and the BBC that quotas for BAME artists and creatives are
Question for the Act for Change Conference: are the political dangers in keeping East Asian British minority invisible fully understood?
Hackney-born Chinese British punk Anna Chen kicks up. Pic by Bob Carlos Clarke Act For Change Conference, Young Vic Theatre 30th June 2014 Chair: Shami Chakrabarti Panel: Julie Crampsie, BBC casting director; Steve November, Head Of ITV programming; writer Stephen Poliakoff; film producer Allison Owen; and Ewan Marshall, former artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company.
“Just imagine, the whole place being upset by one little Chinese girl in the scullery.” (Anna May Wong in the scullery in Piccadilly, 1929) I’m reposting my article, A Bad Case of the Trots, which was published in Tribune magazine, September 2003 following my time establishing and running the Socialist Alliance (SA) and Stop The
If you could go back in time and nobble the architects of some of the greatest disasters in history, would you do it? Luckily we don’t have to time-travel to ensure press control does not pass into the hands of the government, ending our tradition of a free press — we’re already here and staring
Sour grapes or what? Where’s that famous British sporting sense of fair play? Having failed to make the doping charge stick, the liberal media are now insinuating that there must be genetic engineering behind Ye Shiwen’s stunning 400-metre gold-medal win on Saturday in the individual medley. If so, the Chinese can’t be very good at