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Commemoration event for the Chinese Labour Corps

Organised by The Meridian Society and The British Library Date: Saturday, 17th November 2018 Time: 1.00-4.30pm Venue: Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB On 11th November 1918, streets throughout Western Europe were filled with jubilant crowds….

An armistice day message from Steve Lau, founder and Chair of the ensuring We Remember Campaign

One hundred years ago today the fighting in Europe stopped and the guns fell silent. Like people the world over, the Chinese celebrated the arrival of peace: a three day national holiday was announced in China. As the sounds of…

Armistice Day Panel Discussion

By Yellow Earth Theatre and Moongate Productions Sun, November 11, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT Arcola Theatre Studio 2 24 Ashwin Street London E8 3DL   To commemorate Armistice Day and the legacy of the Chinese Labour Corps…

Andrew Dismore, London Assembly Member, calls for Chinese Labour Corps to be recognised.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018. At today’s City Hall Plenary meeting, Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore AM called for recognition of WW1 Chinese Labour Corps, when speaking in the debate to commemorate the centenary of the…

A short note on numbers and who we will commemorate on the Memorial Huabiao

The number of 96,000 is, as best we can estimate, the correct number of Chinese recruited into the Chinese Labour Corps. It is a number we have agreed with Dr Gregory James, the world’s foremost authority on the Chinese Labour…

New play: Forgotten 遗忘

PLYMOUTH 17 October -20 October LONDON 23 October–17 November 2018 “The foreign devils will be entranced by our performance and line our path back to Shandong with gold and cherry blossoms…” 1917. Shandong Province, Northern China. Times are tough in…

The Birth of the Memorial Huabiao

Today, Tuesday 24th April, 2018, a specialist team went to a carefully selected quarry in Hunan Province surveying the various exposed marble rock faces. After careful consideration one location within the quarry was selected. It will now take 15 days…

Talk at the National Archives: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Steve Lau, Chair of the Ensuring We Remember campaign, will talk about Chinese peasants who were sent to the Western Front during the First World War. Learn about the journey of the Chinese Labour Corps, as they were secretly transported…

We must continue to build bridges wherever possible

It is right to be mindful of history, but as this video shows, things are changing in Britain. The Ensuring We Remember Campaign has achieved a great deal, but we have not been alone in this endeavour. Other organisations have…

A 360 degree update.

The Campaign team are busier than ever and the workload is  ever increasingly complex as different areas of activities interact, deadlines loom and expectations rise. Fundraising has been an incredible success with donations being received from across the UK. Although…

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