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Entries in the Month : December, 2008

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Wednesday, 24 December, 2008

Content The one thing I like about Christmas in London are the sometimes extravagant displays put on in retail stores in the capital. The credit crunch seems yet to significantly affect the likes of Liberty and Fortnun & Mason. I've got a feeling their clientele are rich enough to to skim through unaffected. Small clue were the Christmas crackers at F&M which sold for up to £1,000! (The crackers discounted from £500 to £369 made me laugh - cynically.)

Xmas in London

Regards myself wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, the following sentiment seems to be doing the rounds and sums everything up thoughtfully.

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Events. Living in London.

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Thursday, 18 December, 2008

Content Political integration group, the British Chinese Project, of which I am an executive, held their Christmas party at the House of Commons on the 16th December. As Christmas parties go, it was less santa suits and sequins and more business suits and speeches.

But that's ok. Positive, ground breaking developments aren't always expected, although they are welcome and the BC Project's aims in integrating more British Chinese people into politics is still very much an ongoing, continual and long term aim.

Events like the Christmas party, generously sponsored by Christine Lee & Co, keep the campaign fresh in the forefront of people's minds, both in the Chinese communty and in the Government's political offices.

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East Asian Culture. Events.

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Sunday, 14 December, 2008

Content DimSum.co.uk recently posted an interview I carried out with them about my website Visible Chinese. Visible Chinese is a listing of profiles of people who have contributed to the UK's Chinese culture and the interview goes into some depth into explaining the background behind the idea. I've posted the interview below but it can also be seen on dimsum.co.uk, where there are also a few comments.

Andrew Mellor interviews the founder of Visible Chinese, Mark Wu.

DS: What are the aims of Visible Chinese?

MW: Visible Chinese aims to become an authoritative independent listing of achievers within the UK's Chinese Culture. Pretty much like a 'Who's Who' guide. It attempts to highlight individuals and represent the UK Chinese Culture's past and present.

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East Asian Culture. Press.