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May 2020

Three Years in Wuhan – 3 documentary films by Wenlan Peng

May 23 @ 3:30 am - June 12 @ 7:30 pm

A series of documentary shorts on two small and medium sized businesses in Wuhan and how they confront challenges throughout a three-year period, including the recent lockdown, are being shown on BBC World News and BBC News Channel. They were made by Wenlan Peng, film maker and former Chair of The Meridian Society.   Click here for BBC iPlayer link with more about the documentaries and transmission times. Below are the dates and times worldwide of Episode 1, which starts Saturday 23 May 2020; episodes 2 and 3 will be shown at the same times and on the same days of…

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June 2020

SACU/Peking University Essay/Multimedia Awards Ceremony Online

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SACU/Peking University Friendship and Understanding Essay/Multimedia Awards Ceremony  takes place online. SACU members have worked with schools to encourage young people in the UK to explore and engage with Anglo-Chinese friendship and understanding. Professor Sun Hua will join from Beijing. SACU Vice President Frances Wood is chair of the judging panel and will be announcing the winning entries. SACU is grateful to Peking University in sponsoring this competition

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SACU ChinaChat: Discussing the Opium Wars

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SACU Members are invited to join this SACU ChinaChat on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 6.00pm by Zoom SACU Members ChinaChat: Discussing the Opium Wars Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, will share her thoughts based on Stephen Platt's Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age (2018). This is a chance for us as SACU members to meet together and share our ideas and thoughts. Please be sure to use the Updated Link to the meeting - it has been emailed to all members   With the first salvos of the first Opium War in 1839, Britain…

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August 2020

SACU Council meeting

August 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SACU Council meeting takes place by MS Teams. A calendar invitation will be sent to SACU Council members. Minutes of the last SACU Council meeting and Agenda for this meeting will both be available on Teams. 2.30pm: The main Council meeting will be followed by a planning meeting of the Public Education Working Group.

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SACU ChinaChat: Discussion on Hong Kong

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SACU Members are invited to join this SACU ChinaChat on Hong Kong on Sunday 23 August at 3.00pm.  The discussion will be led by SACU members Andrew Hicks and Barnaby Powell on Zoom. Andrew Hicks has lived in Chinese-influenced communities in Asia for over twenty years, first lecturing at the University of Hong Kong from 1976 to 1983. Now based in England, he has returned there and to China many times since then, watching them with great affection and recently concern as tensions build in Hong Kong.  From his four decades of observation he will offer some broad subjective thoughts and insights of…

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September 2020

SACU Public Event: UK-China Relations: Finding the way forward for cooperation in difficult times

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding SACU Public Event US-China relations are deteriorating alarmingly, and the UK government has allowed itself to get drawn into the growing crisis.  Yet over recent decades, relations of cooperation between the UK and China have grown firm roots, building interdependencies across many fields, to the great benefit of both sides. SACU has invited a panel of speakers with differing areas of expertise, but all with long-standing experience of working with Chinese counterparts, to discuss their experiences and their views on the value, the challenges and the benefits of cooperating with China, as well as the prospects,…

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October 2020

SACU AGM Saturday 10 October 2020 and afternoon workshops for members

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

11.30 – 13.00 -- SACU AGM  14.30 – 15.30 -- Join one of SACU’s 3 Working Groups  All SACU members are warmly invited to attend the AGM which will be conducted over Zoom. The day will consist of the Annual General Meeting 2020 in the morning and three working groups sessions in the afternoon. In the afternoon, instead of a ‘live’ public event as in previous years, we will use Zoom to hold afternoon workshops where members can learn more about SACU and its activities, organised around our three working groups. Members are invited to choose one of the three working groups: UK…

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November 2020

SACU Council meeting

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SACU Council meets on Saturday 14th November 11.30am-1.30pm. This is the first Council meeting after our AGM held 10th October 2020. Council will be meeting on Teams - Agenda and links have been sent to Council members.

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SACU & HSBC Joint Event with online talk by Michael Wood, SACU President

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SACU is delighted to hold a joint event with HSBC China Connect (HCC) when SACU President Michael Wood will present his insights and experiences of China and Chinese life, as well as introducing his new book, The Story of China.     This is a members-only event held on Zoom. The Zoom link and password have recently been sent out in our November eNewsletter. Please email questions to membership@sacu.org.uk     HSBC China Connect (HCC) Connecting colleagues to Chinese business, culture and language    

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The Early Years of SACU: SACU ChinaChat by Zoom

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Early Years of SACU" with Graham Perry in conversation with SACU Archivist Linxi Li. Graham Perry has made over 70 visits to China as a businessman, negotiating with China's trade corporations. He is Visiting Professor of Dispute Resolution at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. An early member of SACU, he has also been an active Vice-Chairman of SACU. Graham Perry, early SACU member This is the first talk in the SACU ChinaChat series "Your Stories with China". SACU ChinaChats are informal meetings for members only. The Zoom link for member registrations was included in our November…

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