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共享知识,建立和扩大社交网络, 文化交流,辩论!
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.



Next Event - 27 January 2015 - the History of Paper with Alex Monro

The Paper Trail
 tells the story of paper, a simple Chinese invention, has wrapped itself around our world, with history's most momentous ideas etched upon its surface.

To attend and find out more CLICK HERE.   Booking Essential

Ming Exhibition at the British Museum

Ming Exhibition
Ming Exhibition

The Exhbition - 50 Years that changed China - this major exhibition explores a golden age in China’s history.
Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. During this period, Ming China was thoroughly connected with the outside world. The exhibition includes exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world. Many of them have only very recently been discovered and have never been seen outside China.

Kailan & Chen, Scott & Yintong, Jeremy, Indie, John & etc
Celebrating Christmas 2013

Tuesday 9 December from 6.45pm - Chopsticks Club Christmas Party - celebration and Guest speaker, Mark Kitto on 'Perils of Publishing in China' See below to book.

Recent event - 'China Goes West'

07 Oct 2014
Networking at its best

Another super event that brought together essential ingredients to create a worthwhile evening including a relevant and timely topic; an animated speaker; engaged business people working in China-facing roles, great networking and plenty of fun besides!

Our speaker, Joel Backaler, author of the recently published book “China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know about Chinese Companies Going Global” peppered his insightful talk with up to the minute facts and figures and left the audience hungry for more!

Our thanks to FTI Consulting LLP for hosting this event.
More here...

We have an interesting calendar of events lined up to suit the broad interests and tastes of our Chopsticks community. See EVENTS CALENDAR for more details and to register

Isle of Man Chinese Association First Anniversary 2014
Chopsticks Club supports IoM

Chopsticks Club in the Isle of Man

Following a recent visit to the Isle of Man by Club CEO, H-J Colston, our Club's IoM representative, Peter Clarke, recently joined Jenny Zhou Ai (pictured), chair of the IoM Chinese Association, for a lunch celebrating the group's first anniversary. The Association, which represents the island's 500-strong Chinese community, celebrated by holding a lunch and musical fiesta, and was attended by the Mayor of Douglas.


Group photo_with George_Rory
Dynamic conversation and good company

'Economic miracle or ecological disaster? Can Daosim save China from its ecological crisis? - 07 September 2014

Click here to find out more about the discussion and this event...

Winter Special Offers - 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 


Find your dream job


Check out our latest vacancies for ambitious candidates with China-related skills! CLICK HERE




Chopsticks Club China Skills Recruitment Events 2014

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 2014
New series for 2014

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


  • 知识分享
  • 辩论
  • 文化交流
  • 友谊
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