Lucy Sherriff

'Is It That Hard For Cameron To Ask China To Help North Korean Refugees?' Asks Yeonmi Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A North Korean defector who fled her country and was sold as a sex slave in China has criticised David Cameron for not tackling the issue with the Chi...

This Very Clever Prank Makes Excellent Use Of Dog Poop

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Comedy

This is certainly the best way to get rid of dog poop left on the street - according to LiveLeak, this video was recorded somewhere in China showing a...

The TTIP: A Challenge to China's Hegemony Dream on the Global Stage?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Who will make the rules on the global stage, and what rules will be there? It may take years to see whether the TTIP and TPP mean less power and future influence for China on the global stage, especially in relation to the United States. Perhaps, only time will tell.

A Chinese University Is Banning Students Holding Hands Or Feeding Each Other Rice

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university in China is banning students from holding hands, putting their arms around each other or feeding each other rice in order to crack down o...

Is South Korea Ready to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The recent slug fest between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or fast track aut...

After Xi's Visit, Where Next for the UK-China Relationship?

Joel Mullan | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Mullan

The red carpet has been rolled away, the royal carriage has been put back in the garage, and the British press have moved on. Now that Xi Jinping's state visit - the first by a Chinese Premier for 10 years is over, it's a good time to take stock and ask how the Sino-UK relationship should now develop.

Sailing By: Trouble in The South China Sea

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Most eyes may still be on Syria as the epicentre of global tension, but the temperature just rose in South China Sea too where several countries, including China, lay claim to the same waters.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

Elephant Trophies, Puppy Trafficking and Cattle to Warzones... The EU's so-called 'Good' Animal Rights Record

Rob Comley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

It is sometimes said the European Union plays a major role in the protection of animals across the globe. However, this is not a subject that critics of the Union put under the microscope on a regular basis. When critical stories do arise they come as no surprise to those of a Eurosceptic persuasion.

Lord Heseltine Says It's As 'Good A Time' As Any For Steelworkers To Lose Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK

Tory former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has been called "insulting" and ignorant after saying it is "probably as good a time" as any for UK s...

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

China: A Prosperity Agenda?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As we watch Chinese enterprises prepare to build our new nuclear power stations, I shall try not to think too much about Ai Weiwei's steel rods in the Royal Academy, the 85,000 people who died in Sichuan on 12 May, 2008, or the human rights activists, lawyers and ethnic minorities who have been harassed, imprisoned and tortured. Repeat after me: prosperity agenda, not rights agenda.

The Chinese Northern Powerhouse

Paul Worthington | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Worthington

On the final leg of his State Visit to the UK, President Xi of China took a trip to Manchester to visit the Northern Powerhouse, in what is undoubtedly a coup for the city. Moreover, Xi's visit neatly summarises two of the current priorities of the Conservative Government, in particular Chancellor George Osborne: China and the Northern Powerhouse.

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

'Sepp Blatter' Sized Corruption Claims Over Chinese Footballer's Hall Of Fame Induction

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

The induction of an obscure Chinese footballer into the English Football Hall of Fame has been labelled "corruption worthy of Sepp Blatter" by Labour'...

While David Cameron And Xi Jinping Had A Pint In His Local Pub... All Was Not Quite As It Seemed

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron and Xi Jinping were having a swift pint in a pub just hours after UK police were releasing a Tiananmen Square survivor fr...

Cameron Makes Awkward Joke About Leaving His Daughter In Pub With Chinese President

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister today brought up a sore memory in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the pair visited a pub near Cameron's country retreat. ...

Laura Kuenssberg Skewers Chinese President Xi And David Cameron On Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping was challenged over his record on human rights in public today, however it was not by David Cameron. At a press confer...

It's Called An Opposition, Mr. Jinping...

Tom Beetham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Beetham

This week has seen an outpouring of jubilation from Number 10 on par with the birth of baby Jesus, or that moment when Georgie boy realised he'd got a...

Cameron's Former Guru Can't Understand Why He's 'Sucking Up' To China

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

The former director of strategy for David Cameron has hit out at the Prime Minister's welcome for visiting Chinese president Xi Jinping, calling it "o...

Xi Jinping's Visit to UK - Respect Over Politics

Cohan Chew | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Cohan Chew

In any case, the Xi's visit to the UK is clearly received as an opportunity to demonstrate respect, even though it is packaged as a political trip. Then again, respect in politics is crucial, especially in soft power. So, bring on the ceremonies, banquets and processions! Thanks taxpayer.

Speaker's Sneering Jibes At Chinese President Have Cameron Shifting Uncomfortably

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Commons Speaker John Bercow today issued a series of shock digs at Chinese President Xi Jinping, snipping at the Premier ahead of his speech to Parlia...

While Cameron Welcomes The Chinese Premier, Lots Of MPs Aren't So Pleased

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

MPs across the country have lined up to criticise Britain's reception of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, with one describing Cameron as a "fawning s...

Chinese Investment in the UK: Regulation is the Key Issue

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Made in China we get, but how about owned by China as the superpower ratchets up investment in the UK?

Unelected Head Of State Meets Unelected Head Of State To Discuss Progress Of Modern World

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Today, two unelected heads of state met to have lunch. Today Cameron's gov't does appeasement 21st century style https://t.co/VvDJU0lkql #XiJinping...