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Networking. A gateway to China. Sharing know-how. Cultural & business exchange. China-related jobs.  

The Chopsticks Club is the UK's unique network for China-related professionals

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Its members represent a culturally rich and diverse network of professionals engaged with China. Our activities are designed to appeal to both the Chinese and British communities, to enhance our knowledge and understanding of China, to stimulate debate on key issues and to provide excellent networking opportunities.



STOP PRESS - record number of Chinese prospective Parliamentary Candidates to stood on 7 May 2015 General Election and Alan Mak elected as MP for Havant

Chinese PPCs & Support
Chinese PPCs & Support

At the May 2015 General Election there were 11 Chinese prospective Parliamentary candidates,including two women. Alan Mak, standing for Havant, Hampshire, has become the first elected MP of Chinese ethnicity.  At a hustings held on 26 March, specific issues on Chinese communities in the UK and their participation of British politics were discussed.

'If you want to be heard, you need to be seen and represented' and 'make sure you vote if eligible' were the overriding messages to the Chinese community. The one-hour discussion can be seen on video on, (viewing possible from Saturday 28 March in English, Tuesday 31 March in Chinese or CLICK HERE or on the button below). Issues covered ranged from the NHS, Immigration & Trade with China
To see who the candidates were, which constituency they represented and why your vote was important open the LINK Chinese Prospective Parliamentary Candidates below.

7 May 2015 Election
7 May 2015 Election
Chinese PPC Hustings

Next Event: Monday 15 June - Jo Farrell on the Lives of some of the remaining women with bound feet in China.

Jo Farrell
Jo Farrell

For the past nine years Jo Farrell has been photographing some of thelast remaining women with bound feet in China. She has interviewed all thesewomen about their foot binding and their lives during the Cultural Revolutionand the great famine in China. The photographs are all fine art pieces,captured on black and white film and printed as silver gelatin prints. Jo hasjust published a new book illustrated with photos and stories from 50 of thesewomen. - TO ATTEND  click on the button below 


Chopsticks Club China-related recruitment successes continue

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Property Search Agency, JMChase, joins Chopsticks Club as new corporate Member - need someone to help you buy a property in London? 

We are delighted to welcome Property Search Agency, JMChase, as our latest Corporate Member. Here's what they do:
JMChase are a Property Search Agency that represents private buyers of residential property sourcing the very best that the London market has to offer. They regularly secure exclusive access to properties for their clients, often well in advance of them being advertised on the open market and sometimes completely privately. 

"We represent clients from all over the world and help them secure the best home or investment for the right price and assist them through the whole buying process. We are entirely independent of any sales team and pride ourselves on offering thoroughly informed, impartial advice. Our clients tell us that, above all else, they completely trust our guidance. Please contact us +44 (0)20 7268 2200 to discuss your property requirements."

Contact JM Chase today


 2015 Special Offers for Paid Up Members - click on the button below

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  • 6 months FREE readership of the new online News feed, CHINA OUTLOOK 
  • Discount on all books at Palgrave Macmillan
  • Half price annual Membership of Hong Kong Society

All these benefits if you JOIN as a Member 




New JOBS  & Chopsticks Club China Skills Recruitment Events 2015 - CLICK HERE

It has never been a better time to have mandarin language skills and Chinese cultural know-how. Find your ideal job through our pioneering recruitment events coming soon.
"Awesome!" "Right place, right people. Very successful!" "Some great CVs...we are very hopeful!" "We will definitely be involved next year!"

New series for 2015
New series for 2015

Such is the overwhelming feedback of the Chopsticks Club's unique 2013 China Skills Recruitment Event held at Bloomberg in London. Over 300 job seekers had the opportunity to match their China-related skills with the needs of 20 organisations seeking to grow their China-related businesses. READ MORE about our previous events.

Chopsticks Club in the news

China Daily Chopsticks story
China Daily Chopsticks story

The work of the Chopsticks Club was recognised and publicised in late December 2010 for its work in 'bridging the knowledge gap' in the UK about China. The newly launched European Edition featured the Club in its article entitled 'Food for Talk' in its third issue.
The article covers the Club's history, the profile of its members, the way that the Club bridges a vital gap between the Chinese and British communities here in the UK and the ton of noodles that we have eaten over the years! It also mentions the recognition of the valuable work of the Club by the Chinese authorities, including Vice Minister for foreign affairs, Fu Ying, and Ambassador Liu Xiaoming who have attended two of our high profile events. Read more...


'A Dialogue with the Ambassador' event - a huge success

To a room packed to capacity at the Royal Society in London on Tuesday 19 October, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, addressed a captive audience of Chopsticks Club members and China-interested guests. His speech was very well researched and used the image of chopsticks and the knife and fork to convey the different cultures of China and the West. Both are important, he said "but the length of each chopstick is the same" He went on to describe how this reflected the need for equality in bi-lateral relations. Club Director, H-J Colston, spoke of the need to do more to educate the British public about China "in order to dispel fear and prejudice that often springs out of ignorance." She also talked of the expansion plans of the Club.

The event was kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton and Albany China

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming

China's Ministry of Education honours the work of the Chopsticks Club

Club Director, H-J Colston, has been invited as a guest of the Ministry of Education to Beijing over the National Day Holiday period in recognition of the "outstanding contribution" by the Club "to the friendship and cooperation of our two countries". H-J will be part of a worldwide delegation of 50 individuals who have studied Chinese since China first invited overseas students 60 years ago to the mainland and who have been involved in promoting bi-lateral relation during their career. "This is a great honour," said H-J, "as it reflects the value that we add to our network and members in relation to promoting Chinese understanding, the importance of our network and the support services we provide."

Chopsticks Club Monthly Events

The Club's monthly dinner/speaker events provide a uniquely informal and welcoming atmosphere in which to network and to gain insight into the changing face of China. Its topical debates air issues of interest and concern to our members and generate healthy and sensitive discussion.


Many Chinese people who move to the UK find it hard to find a real "UK experience" of life whilst they are here and to find friends with similar interests. The Chopsticks Club aims to fill this gap and to be the number one destination for anyone interested in China - including those whose work involves China, Chinese people moving to London and returning expatriates providing a ready-made community of like-minded professionals. The Club's aims are simple but sincere:

  • knowledge sharing
  • debate
  • cultural exchange
  • networking


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  • 辩论
  • 文化交流
  • 友谊
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