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Elsa Mak is a British Chinese police officer. Her daily duties include supervising investigations and keeping law and order. Originally from Hongkong, Elsa was trained in London and is now  responsible for Westminster Borough. She deals with different cases every day and enjoys helping people in the community. Additionally, she also volunteers at the  Chinese Information and Advise Centre in order to help Chinese people gain better understanding of the legal system in the UK.

Let’s hear from Elsa Mak about her unique story.

To learn more about volunteering in Chinese Information and Advice Centre:

http://ciac.co.uk/help-us-get-involved/volunteer/

Email : info@ciac.co.uk

The fourth episode of BC interview series features Xingang Wang, the Chairman of Conservative Friends of the Chinese Surrey branch. He is the first mainland-born Chinese councillor in UK. He has a remarkable education background from Imperial College, Oxford University and Harvard University. He is as well a good husband and father. Let’s hear some of his story.

What do young British Chinese people think of the EU Referendum? How do they think remain or stay will affact them personally? Check out our interviews with British Chinese university students.

The British Chinese community is the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in UK. What has the community achieved and what challenges are they facing? How can British Chinese people be more socially engaged and make their voices heard?

On 16 May 2016, the Chinese Embassy held the second public talk for British Chinese people at China Exchange in London’s Chinatown. This talk focused on social integration of British Chinese people, the development and challenges faced by Chinese community centres, and the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

Shangri-la is a new play written by Amy Ng. Based on her personal experiences, new playwright and Oxford historian Amy Ng lays bare the contradictions and private pain of cultural tourism in China. Shangri-La is Amy Ng’s first full length play. It was developed at the Tricycle Theatre and received a staged reading at Vibrant 2014 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights. It is directed by acclaimed director Charlotte Westenra.
As a supporter for this new play, the BC Project interviewed Amy to talk about her inspiration, background, practice and belief.

 

To learn more about Shangri-la the play: http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2016/shangrila.php

“Your vote is your voice, without this voice, who is going to listen to us?” Christine Lee, founder and chair of British Chinese Project , said during her speech for our fundraising walk. Watch our 3-min documentary to learn more about how we raised £13,000 much-needed funds for 13 Chinese Community Centres across UK in one day.
We also used the walk to encourage British Chinese to be more politically engaged and make their voices heard in the London Mayoral and Greater London Assembly Elections on 5 May and the European Union Referendum on 23 June.

We are pleased to announce our newly launched programme – BC Interview series. It gives underrepresented Chinese community a voice. Our first episode features Sonny Leong, Chairman of Chinese for Labour. We asked him how he became interested in politics and why he thinks it’s important for Chinese people to be more politically engaged.

BC Interview series gives underrepresented Chinese community a voice. Our second episode features Jenny Lam, Disability & Elderly Support Officer at Chinese National Health Living Centre in London. She introduces how the centre strives to increase health equality in the British Chinese community, and to offer a positive and holistic approach to healthy living.

More about Chinese National Health Living Centre: www.cnhlc.org.u

Check out the third episode of BC interview series. Gill Tan from Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, explained how the centre tried to guarantee Chinese in the UK enjoy proper medical services throughout the years. The centre also aims at raising the awareness of Dementia and encouraging people to come forward and seek for help.

More about Chinese National Health Living Centre: www.cnhlc.org.u

‘Dream Big Lose Big’ is a short documentary film produced by the British Chinese Project to highlight the issue of gambling in the Chinese community and the profound impact gambling can have on individual’s life.

 

With an estimated over half a million gambling addicts across Britain, the British Chinese community is not immune.  For many Chinese gambling is seen as a bit of fun, a recreational pass time which can be engaged in as an individual or with friends.  However, in recent years locals in London’s Chinatown have expressed concerns about the growing number of betting establishments cropping up in the precinct.  Within around half a mile of the area there are more than 30 betting shops and casinos, occupying a space traditionally better known for its grocery stores and restaurants.

Middle-aged Loo Sim Jong, a reforming addict who has spent the past several years seeking professional help, shares his tale as a man who initially began gambling as a bit of fun but is faced with the mammoth task of piecing together his life as he comes to terms with not just financial loss but losing his most valued possession of all – his wife.

Experts interviewed hope to share the message that prevention is the best cure for gambling addiction, and offer alternative lifestyle choices such as tai-chi, playing Chinese chequers and faith for addicts and the general Chinese population alike.

Through this film the British Chinese Project hopes to promote awareness of gambling addiction and offer sufferers an alternative solution.

 

Messages from the community to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is a time for families and loved ones to reunite, something akin to Christmas celebrations in the west. Ahead of the celebration, we asked 8 people from London on their thoughts on Chinese New Year, love and family. Let’s see what they have to say.

What is the story behind the British Chinese Project? What brings people together to work for the same vision? In this short documentary film, the BC team shares with you their experience and belief.

In our in-depth interview with Michael Wilkes, Vice Chair of British Chinese Project, Michael talks about how he thinks the need of Chinese people can be heard in UK.

Since January 2015 the British Chinese Project has been working to identify the concerns of Chinese students and bring them to the UK government. Our survey covers the following areas: school & social life, student services, visa & immigration, access to police, and racial discrimination.

A short video, produced by the BC Vision team, showing the energy in London’s Chinatown.

What are the concerns among Chinese community in UK? Through this ongoing project, we are interested in learning more from the local community.

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