Category Archives: China

China TV comes to Chiswick

Chinese State TV “China Global Television Network” (CGTN)   has its European hub in Chiswick Park** ,  Chiswick,  West London, set up  sometime in 2018.    [All thanks to a helpful report by “Broadband  TV News“]   CGTN is a group of … Continue reading

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On yer – Chinese – bike!

Peking Pedal Power.   Watch out for “fourth generation” dockless bikes for hire! Making short trips around town  on a hired bike grows more popular.  Until 2017 your trip started and ended at one of the limited number of bike docking … Continue reading

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The MG Midget rides again.

Chinese ‘SAIC Motor Corporation Limited’ is one of the “Big Four” state-owned Chinese automakers (along with Chang’an Motors, FAW Group, andDongfeng Motor). It’s  head office is in Shanghai, China.  Two notable brands owned by SAIC itself are Roewe, one of the few domestic Chinese luxury car … Continue reading

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China Newspaper

You’ll find the free weekly newspaper ‘Epoch Times’ widely distributed on the streets of London and around the world. To quote from its Wikipedia entry –  “Epoch Times is a multi-language, international broadsheet newspaper that publishes in print and online, … Continue reading

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Nine Elms International

The area of Nine Elms is currently being transformed by developers from all corners of the world. The new American Embassy is in the course of construction, and the Dutch Embassy will relocate nearby,  Malaysia’s biggest developer, S.P. Setia, is … Continue reading

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China By Design

The China Design Centre in London aims to demonstrate how China’s rich  heritage in design is being incorporated into modern needs.  CDC’s exhibits include architecture, arts & crafts, furniture, products and jewellery. At Christmas 2015 it has an exhibition combining antique furniture with modern … Continue reading

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Chinese Opera

The China National Peking Opera Company performed two of the great classic Chinese operas at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre in November 2015. The operas performed were “Farewell My Concubine” and “Warrior Women of Yang“. With a cast of over fifty, they … Continue reading

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London Chinese Community Association

The London Chinese Community Association does great work organising interesting events for everyone.  They put on a great Moon Festival, with a stage for dance and song, story telling and lots of stalls. Story telling included the story of  how the … Continue reading

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Watch out, Huawei’s about !

Huawei  is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company with headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It’s the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, overtaking Ericsson in 2012. Known to just about everyone is China, and pretty well established in Europe, … Continue reading

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London’s only blue plaque with Chinese Script – Lao She

Lao She (Chinese: 老舍; pinyin: Lǎo Shě; Wade–Giles: Lao3 She3; February 3, 1899 – August 24, 1966) was the pen name of Shu Qingchun (simplified Chinese: 舒庆春; traditional Chinese: 舒慶春; pinyin: Shū Qìngchūn; Manchu surname: Sumuru), a noted Chinese novelist … Continue reading

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