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Date: 11th May 2022, 6-8pm | Location: Committee Room 10, Houses of Parliament

Hosted by Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary, and East & South East Asians for Labour

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The event will:

  • draw greater attention to the situation with new Hong Konger arrivals and the issues they face arriving in the UK.
  • discuss the need for wider community outreach with ESEA community based on values of justice, representation, and solidarity.
  • provide an opportunity for the ESEA diaspora to come together and discuss community issues and priorities.

Recognition, Settlement and Solidarity: Hong Konger arrivals in Britain and solidarity amongst the ESEA Community

Date: 11th May 2022, 6-8pm | Location: Committee Room 10, Houses of Parliament Hosted by Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary, and East & South East Asians for... Read more

Meet our East & South East Asians for Labour Candidates for the Local Elections in May 2022

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ESEA4Labour Candidates for May 22 Elections

Meet our East & South East Asians for Labour Candidates for the Local Elections in May 2022      Read more

On Wednesday 9 February, Labour’s heaviest hitters gathered to celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger. The event brought together parliamentarians from both Houses, members of East and South East Asian (ESEA) communities, trade union representatives and allies and supporters of both the Labour Party and ESEA activists’ place within it.

It was a particularly exciting occasion as the organisation’s first public event under its new title. Formerly Chinese for Labour, the expansion of our organisation’s remit acknowledges the fact that the greatest challenges of Chinese communities are shared by those from the many diverse backgrounds of East and South East Asia.

Over Two Hundred Twenty Guests join Keir Starmer and the Shadow Cabinet to celebrate the Year of the Tiger

On Wednesday 9 February, Labour’s heaviest hitters gathered to celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger. The event brought together parliamentarians from both Houses, members of East and... Read more

Come and join us to celebrate the Year of the Tiger at our Lunar New Year Gala Banquet 2022 on Wednesday, 9th February 2022 at a Central London venue.

In addition to senior Labour parliamentarians, including the Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer MP and Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner MP joining us, we will also be joined by Councillors from the East and South East Asian communities.

This gala event draws together the British East Asian Actors, creative communities, supporters from the Labour movement and leading members of the Chinese business and community leaders.

Click HERE to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Lunar New Year Gala Banquet 2022

Come and join us to celebrate the Year of the Tiger at our Lunar New Year Gala Banquet 2022 on Wednesday, 9th February 2022 at a Central London venue. In...

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Today, the Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) has confirmed that East and South East Asians for Labour (ESEA for Labour) motion for conference has been accepted and placed under ‘Foreign Policy Towards China.’

The motion subject area will now be put to Conference delegates in the priorities ballots and if successful will be composited and debated. ESEA for Labour now calls for CLP and Trade Union delegates to put their full support behind the motion in order for it to be debated on the conference floor.

ESEA for Labour Motion calls on Labour Conference delegates to support motion

Today, the Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) has confirmed that East and South East Asians for Labour (ESEA for Labour) motion for conference has been accepted and placed under ‘Foreign Policy... Read more

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Letter from Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Opposition          

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Let's vaccinate Britain

   Letter from Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Opposition           Read more

"We were delighted that Kira, Ellie and Nathan reached out to us and engaged thoughtfully with our questions. We are confident that if elected they will stand up for young people, and in particular for young East and Southeast Asians. We are keen to work with them going forwards, and are happy for the Chinese for Labour Executive Committee to nominate them.

"Young people in the UK are facing years of precarious work and declining living standards due to the government’s mishandling of Covid 19. The pandemic has also brought a wave of increased racism against young East and Southeast Asians, on top of the hostile environment already experienced by those from immigrant families. It is vital that Chinese for Labour represents these young people.

"We support Kira, Ellie and Nathan's commitment to improving safeguarding structures within Young Labour, to ensure young activists within the party feel safe and welcome. With increased racist attacks against East and Southeast Asians, their efforts will be an important part of ensuring the party and our communities remain a safe space for all people.

"However, while Young Labour's internal culture must become more inclusive, we are aware that many in our communities don't even consider becoming involved in politics to start with. Therefore we hope the candidates will spend time developing ways of encouraging young East and Southeast Asians to consider political involvement, bringing them into the Labour movement.

"Finally, we are pleased that the candidates were aware of the challenges faced by East and Southeast Asians overseas. We want Young Labour to be a strong voice for all those suffering from political oppression and human rights abuses." 

Young Chinese for Labour

 

Young Chinese for Labour Statement for Young Labour Candidates

"We were delighted that Kira, Ellie and Nathan reached out to us and engaged thoughtfully with our questions. We are confident that if elected they will stand up for young...

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End the Virus of Racism is a pan-East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) intergenerational group of community workers, activists, researchers, professionals and artists - both of migrant and second-generation backgrounds - who formed a mutual aid group in May 2020. We are fundraising to build the UK's first not-for-profit, intersectional organisation, dedicated to redressing systemic anti-ESEA racisms and progressing anti-racist conversations within our communities. This is a movement led by people of ESEA heritage, primarily for people of ESEA heritage.

End the Virus of Racism

End the Virus of Racism is a pan-East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) intergenerational group of community workers, activists, researchers, professionals and artists - both of migrant and second-generation backgrounds -... Read more

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We have rescheduled our online panel event with Sarah Owen MP, Chair of Chinese for Labour. It will now take place on Wednesday 21 October 18:00 - 19:30. 

[NEW DATE] Panel event: Repression and Prejudice: the challenges faced by East Asian communities at home and overseas

We have rescheduled our online panel event with Sarah Owen MP, Chair of Chinese for Labour. It will now take place on Wednesday 21 October 18:00 - 19:30.  Read more

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Dr Edward KWAN

Time flies. I was one of the guest speakers of the captioned sharing held at the China Exchange Chinatown London last August. SCMP journalist Mdm Hilary Clarke was there covering the talk. We later had a discussion over Chinese dim sum on issues related to the risk of gambling addiction that overseas Chinese students face when they landed in the UK for studies. Clarke later published an article on 2019-08-19 to raise attention to this concern. (Click HERE)

Gambling Risk to Chinese students in the UK

Dr Edward KWAN Time flies. I was one of the guest speakers of the captioned sharing held at the China Exchange Chinatown London last August. SCMP journalist Mdm Hilary Clarke... Read more

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