Can a messed up world fight the pandemic together? – article from Think China Magazine, 17 April

Did China make up the numbers? Did it waste precious time before getting information out to the world? Belgian writers ...
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Trump’s America needs to ditch the blame game – article from Think China Magazine, 3 April

Belgian writers Ng Sauw Tjhoi and Dirk Nimmegeers point out that the only thing much worse than possibly holding racist ...
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Book Review: “A Bridge Between Hearts: Anglo-Chinese Friendship and Understanding”, by Zoe Reed

Book cover of A Bridge Between Hearts: Anglo-Chinese Friendship and Understanding  by Zoë K. Reed, SACU Chair This book review ...
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Covering up: Covid-19 and the face

Covering up: Covid-19 and the face, by Elizabeth Gasson, 10th April 2020 Having spent seven years in China, our SACU ...
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Riding out the coronavirus epidemic in China’s capital, by Tamara Treichel

Tamara is a member of SACU who has already contributed a number of articles for China Eye on a variety ...
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Joseph Needham and ‘Brand China’

Steve Bale lives in central Beijing and on the north Norfolk coast. He first travelled to China in 1988 and ...
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Climate Change and China, by Walter Fung

Climate Change and China by Walter Fung This short article summarises the current policy of China on climate change and ...
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China and the West: meeting at the crossroads of world history

A book review by Dirk Nimmegeers.  Dirk is a member the Belgium-China Friendship Association and also of SACU. He edits ...
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China’s Path: Four Decades of Opening up and how it Challenges our Preconceptions

Tom Harper is a SACU member and joined SACU Council in September 2019. He is a doctoral researcher at Neijiang ...
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Chinese Gordon

Rob Stallard surveys the exploits of one of Britain's greatest heroes in China (China Eye magazine (2008)). When I heard ...
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The UK Chinese Community

Walter Fung gives a survey of the Chinese communities in the UK. The article first appeared in SACU's China Eye ...
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The Chinese in Britain

This is a historical article from an early issue of China Now magazine. Jenny Clegg tells the story of Britain's ...
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Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor: Translator of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Cyril Cannon worked in the printing industry before moving to academia, undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the London School ...
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First Impressions of Chinese about the West

China's introduction to Europe was a bewildering experience. R.G. Tiedemann, a lecturer at "S.O.A.S. University of London" ➚ describes how ...
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Robert Hart: a man of two worlds

Martin Lynn recounts the experiences of Robert Hart employed by the Chinese in the dying phases of the Qing Dynasty ...
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Agnes Smedley 1892-1950

Alice Roberts describes the fascinating life of a committed American friend of China : Agnes Smedley, the article first appeared ...
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China and Bertrand Russell

Tony Simpson is the editor of ‘The Spokesman’, the quarterly journal of The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. In September 2015, ...
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Senior British Born Chinese, who we are, where we came from

Walter Fung tells the story of Britain's Chinese community. A version of this article (BBCs-Who we are, where we came ...
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Victorian and Edwardian views of China

This article from SACU's China Now magazine in 1988 surveys how the English viewed China one hundred years ago. 'Solicitously ...
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How to be half-Chinese

Sophie Taylor explores the ambiguity in being labelled - 'half-Chinese'. This article was first published in SACU's China in Focus ...
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Cooperatives in China

Tim Zachernuk has been living in China since 1995 working on rural development and poverty alleviation projects. Starting in 2000 ...
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Sightseeing, family and SACU Business – a trip to China 2017

Our Chair, Zoë Reed was on holiday and visiting family in China in October 2017. Zoë and her husband, Richard ...
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Bloomsbury in China – Julian Bell, a teacher in Wuhan University in 1935-37

Shortly after arriving in Wuhan in 1935 to teach English at the university there, Julian Bell, the nephew of Virginia ...
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Understanding China – an essay on SACU’s 50th Anniversary

Jenny Clegg is a Vice-president of SACU. She was a Senior Lecturer in International Studies, and a China Specialist at ...
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Early SACU Tours

There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when travel to China by Westerners was very limited. At this ...
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SACU’s Foundation

To mark SACU’s golden anniversary this article by Rob Stallard looks back to the events leading up to its foundation ...
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Background to the formation of SACU in 1965

This article by Derek Bryan, SACU’s First Secretary, recounts the events leading up to the formation of SACU in 1965 ...
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History of China UK Friendship Societies before SACU

Before SACU was set up in 1965, there had been a series of organisations concerned to develop closer understanding between ...
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