SACU ChinaCafés – “Making it in the UK”
In 1965 Joseph Needham was a founder of the independent Society of Anglo-Chinese Understanding (learn more at www.SACU.org). SACU ChinaCafés are informal workshops where people join SACU and network with SACU members and other young China enthusiasts, in a central London waterside café, Zizzi’s at St Katharines Dock, E1W 1AT. In this series, we hear from Chinese who are successful in their field in the UK and get the chance to ask them questions. Come along and listen to fascinating speakers in conversation with each other and get to have free coffee and cake and meet new people – all with an interest in China!
CHINACAFÉ 1: CHINESE VOICES IN THE BBC
Liu Chichu interviewing and being in conversation with Joseph Yen
Sunday, 3-5pm, 5th March 2017
YEN Hangtai - Joseph Yen - graduate of Beijing Foreign Languages Institute and worked in English language broadcasting for Radio Peking. He left China in the 1970s having fallen foul of the Cultural Revolution and then worked for the BBC World Service as Senior Producer and Language Supervisor, editor and broadcaster of news and current affairs, arts, literature and classical music programmes.
LIU Chichu gained politics degrees from both National ChengChi University and University College London. He has worked for the BBC news team for 10 years and has extensive journalism experience in radio, online,multi-media, and social media platforms.
CHINACAFÉ 2: CHINESE DETECTIVE HEARS SOUNDS OF EAST
Beibei Wang talking with David Yip
Sunday, 3-5pm, 2nd April 2017
David Yip was born in Liverpool in 1951, the son of a Chinese seaman. He has worked in film, TV, theatre, radio in the UK and internationally (see davidyip.co.uk). He is best known for creating Detective Sergeant John Ho, in the 1980s TV series “The Chinese Detective”. Film credits include Indiana Jones and James Bond and is currently in Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude Series 2.
Beibei Wang was born in Xi’an in 1986, and has been in the UK for 5 years. She is a percussionist who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the international classical music world (see www.beibeimusic.com). She earned double Masters Degrees at the Central Conservatory of Music (China) and the Royal Academy of Music (UK) and in 2014 was in the top 50 Chinese musicians in China’s “Sound of East” project .
CHINACAFÉ 3: REAL ESTATE MEETS PHILANTHROPY
A successful young Chinese entrepreneur interviewing Lady Xuelin Bates
Sunday, 3-5pm, 7th May 2017
Lady Xuelin Bates is a philanthropist and property developer who has lived in the UK for almost 28 years. She is Chair of the Walk for Peace Charity Foundation and holds senior roles in a number of UK China business associations. She and her husband formed the Walk for Peace charity in 2012 and pledged to do charity walks every year to raise money for it – 12000 kms to date! She contributes actively to communication, business and understanding between British and Chinese people.
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