SACU March Against Sinophobia 2024 – BIG SUCCESS!

This Year, over 5,000 people took to the streets of London as part of an international day of protest for United Nations Anti-Racism Day on Saturday 16 March 2024. SACU and friends stood with them, spreading awareness of the rise in Sinophobia and anti-South East Asian sentiment.

Iris Yau, Vivian Ni and Weien Zong on stage

Iris Yau 邱 靜 雯 (SACU Trustee) spoke on stage on behalf of SACU. Iris Yau has organised and led this march against racism in London for three consecutive years. Listen to the full speech here

Vivian Ni and Weien ZONG (SACU) were also on stage with the dragon (on loan from the London Chinese Community Centre) and SACU banner.

CGTN World News report

SACU featured heavily in CGTN World News and media coverage with SACU’s Standing Up To Sinophobia placards in such a prominent position on screen!!

Footage courtesy of CGTN Europe (with permission to share on SACU Youtube channel, confirmed by Rahul Pathak CGTN Europe 17.3.2024).

Special thanks to CGTN Europe team.

Standing Up to Sinophobia – From Fu Manchu to Bat Soup!

SACU is alarmed by the increase in hate crime against people of Chinese heritage here in the UK and therefore invited an expert panel on Tuesday 6th April 2021 to look at the distinctive nature of Sinophobia and how we might tackle it:

Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice-President, opened the event with a presentation on Fu Manchu.

Our distinguished panel included:

  • Dr Diana Yeh Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Culture and the Creative Industries and Associate Dean (EDI), School of Arts and Social Sciences, City, University of London
  • Anna Chen Chinese British writer, Poet and Broadcaster who blogs as Madam Miaow @MadamMiaow
  • Yeow Poon Chair of the Chinese Community Centre –Birmingham, a leading member of CARG UK (Covid-19 Anti-RacismGroup)
  • Sabby Dhalu Co-Convenor of Stand Up To Racism

There was a short time for Questions and Answers and then the event closed with a set from Ken Cheng, British born Chinese Comedian.

The event was recorded and SACU has now published the video on YouTube: