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Chasing Dragons

Chopsticks Club races at London’s Dragon Boat Festival

The English Country Garden 英国的乡村花园

Chelsea Flower Show this week, BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day today (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03w44yl) on the valuable role of the gardener, Summer BBQs, beautiful sunshine...we English love our gardens!

Queen Elizabeth turns 90

Queen Elizabeth 11 celebrated her 90th Birthday on 21 April 2016. In September 2015 she became the UK’s longest reigning monarch and has seen Britain change dramatically over the years and remained a constant presence in the lives of the people of the UK and Commonwealth.

Win SUNSET BOULEVARD tickets

Win a pair of tickets to see Glenn Close in her award winning performance in SUNSET BOULEVARD by joining the Chopsticks Club by Friday 8 April. Existing members are already entered for the draw. Click on MEMBERS header above below to join as a member.

2016: The Year of the Fire Monkey

We all know it's the year of the Monkey, but what does that actually mean? Take a look at our infographic for all you need to know about 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey!

Bonfire Night. What is it?

记住,记住11月5号,炸药,叛国与阴谋。

为什么英国人在这一天举行庆祝活动呢?

1605年,一群英格兰天主教极端分子试图炸毁英国国会大厦。“火药阴谋”的目的是杀害詹姆一世和他的大臣并企图恢复天主教。如果这帮天主教徒成功了,“火药阴谋”就会成为当时的九一一袭击事件。如今在烟火节,我们把阴谋策划人(盖伊·福克斯)的假人像放在篝火顶上,庆祝他当场被抓获阴谋没有得逞。

‘Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder,Treason & Plot’

Remembrance Day – what does it mean?

“Remembrance Day is a solemn time for me and full of memories; both sad and joyful,” says my 93 year old friend, Dick Sweetnam, who I have had the privilege to know since 1984.

Book Review roundup

 

The following titles are available from MrB's Emporium. Chopsticks Club members benefit from a special discount.

 

That’s China! – Mark Kitto

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming congratulates Chopsticks Club

Premier Xi Jinping’s state visit in October 2015 on the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, is heralded as a significant event in this “golden time” of China-UK relations.

The Englishman's home is his castle

英国人的家就是他的城堡

17世纪以来,“城堡法”中对住所和家的定义是,一个人合法拥有房产的地方。可以享受一定的保护,同时有权拒绝任何人进入他的家。无论多小,住的与繁忙的市区多远,无论多难得到贷款,英国人觉得都是值得的,第二次世界大战结束之后拥有自己房子的人越来越多。
与1918年相比,在英国66%的人拥有自己的房子。

 

Chopsticks Club supports Hurun Report

Chopsticks Club supports Hurun Report’s “Engaging with the Chinese Private Sector Summit”

Brexit - what happens next and what does China think?

Brexit: what does China think? 英国公投脱欧:中国怎么看?