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New Artists confirmed for Made in Chinatown

New Artists confirmed for Made in Chinatown

Artists Faith Chow and Dora Lam confirmed as new artists in residence for China Exchange Made in Chinatown project ...
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New funding for Made in Chinatown

New funding for Made in Chinatown

Made in Chinatown granted new funding by The National Lottery Awards for All scheme to continue the project ...
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China Exchange Seeks New Trustees - deadline extended

China Exchange Seeks New Trustees – deadline extended

China Exchange is looking for new Trustees who are committed to inspire, challenge and enable us as we move to the next stage in our development as a leading UK-based cultural ...
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Crowdfunding Campaign Meets its Target

Crowdfunding Campaign Meets its Target

China Exchange has secured £22,776 in pledges through its crowdfunding campaign to Champion London Chinatown's Heritage. The campaign was backed by 147 supporters, including Shaftesbury PLC and Westminster City Council ...
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volunteer team 2019

Project volunteering opportunities now open!

High quality training and rewarding experiences available in China Exchange 2021 volunteer projects - sign up before 30 April! ...
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China Exchange to receive support in second round of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

China Exchange to receive support in second round of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

China Exchange has received a grant of £81,271 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen ...
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Odella Yue Announcement

Odella Yue Confirmed for Chinatown Residency

New artist in residence confirmed to explore a creative response to the impact of COVID-19 racism on London's Chinatown ...
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Launching the Champion London Chinatown's Heritage Campaign

Launching the Champion London Chinatown’s Heritage Campaign

China Exchange has launched a new crowdfunding campaign - the Chinatown-based charity’s most ambitious effort yet to create lasting and positive change in London’s Chinatown.  The campaign needs to secure ...
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Artist in Residence: Made in Chinatown - A Creative Response to the Impact of COVID-19 Racism on Chinatown

Artist in Residence: Made in Chinatown – A Creative Response to the Impact of COVID-19 Racism on Chinatown

China Exchange is delighted to announce an open call for one artist to join our Made in Chinatown project with a focus on the impact of covid-19 racism on London’s ...
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WCMT funds new work at China Exchange on COVID-19 racism

WCMT funds new work at China Exchange on COVID-19 racism

China Exchange has been awarded a COVID-19 action grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). The project will facilitate discussion about the impact of pandemic-linked racism on Chinatown, and ...
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Reflections on 2020 from China Exchange

Reflections on 2020 from China Exchange

China Exchange started 2020 with an injection of positivity. Four hundred people came to enjoy our Chinese New Year celebrations with Mothers Bridge of Love. Over 100 people joined our ...
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China Exchange's Xiao Ma awarded prestigious PhD scholarship

China Exchange’s Xiao Ma awarded prestigious PhD scholarship

Our Cultural Projects Manager and Researcher, Xiao Ma, has been awarded a prestigious PhD scholarship at University of Westminster. Xiao has begun her PhD project to research the heritage of ...
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Heritage restaurant Tao Tao Ju provides ‘sum’ support to China Exchange through Steam At Home kits

Heritage restaurant Tao Tao Ju provides ‘sum’ support to China Exchange through Steam At Home kits

Chinatown institution Tao Tao Ju is to launch Steam at Home kits in December allowing people across the UK to enjoy specialist hand crafted dim sum . Proceeds from each order will be donated to China ...
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Handcrafted Made in Chinatown gifts available in 2021

Handcrafted Made in Chinatown gifts available in 2021

China Exchange volunteers are continuing to build their skills and support our work. Our six super stitchers have now completed their training with textile artist Ekta Kaul. They learnt expert techniques for fine ...
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Team Stitch Thread Their Needles

Team Stitch Thread Their Needles

The latest group of volunteers has joined China Exchange to develop the Made in Chinatown project.  Six super stitchers, dubbed Team Stitch, have begun their work with textile artist, Ekta ...
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First Products Launch - Made in Chinatown

First Products Launch – Made in Chinatown

The Gift of Hidden Heritage – a new way to support London’s Chinatown Our unique range of gifts reflecting heritage stories of London’s Chinatown created by international artists and London ...
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Internship Available: April-June 2020

Internship Available: April-June 2020

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from April – June 2020. Our intern can ...
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Support Our 5th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

Support Our 5th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

Help us take The Making of Chinatown exhibition on a national tour. These stories deserve to be shared ...
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Join us for a Chinese New Year Flash Dance!

Join us for a Chinese New Year Flash Dance!

To celebrate the year of the Rat, we're recruiting members for the China Exchange troupe taking part in the Chinatown New Year parade on the 26th January - be part ...
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Artists Confirmed for Chinatown Residencies

Artists Confirmed for Chinatown Residencies

Two internationally exhibited artists have been selected for the Made in Chinatown project at China Exchange ...
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Fun for all the family this Chinese New Year!

Fun for all the family this Chinese New Year!

This year, as part of China Exchange’s Chinese New Year Celebrations, we will be hosting a family day in partnership with the charity Mothers Bridge of Love. They are a ...
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Walking into the Year of the Rat with Chinatown Stories Tours

Walking into the Year of the Rat with Chinatown Stories Tours

London’s Chinatown is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of the year of the Rat, and at China Exchange, we are offering a special Chinese New Year edition of our ...
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New Interns Needed for the New Year

New Interns Needed for the New Year

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from January – March 2020. Our intern ...
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Call for Volunteers - Made in Chinatown project

Call for Volunteers – Made in Chinatown project

China Exchange will work with artists, volunteers and community members to create two ranges of unique gifts that connect with London Chinatown’s heritage and community in a vibrant and appealing ...
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Artists in Residence:  Made in Chinatown

Artists in Residence: Made in Chinatown

China Exchange is delighted to announce an open call for two artists to join our Made in Chinatown project. With the support of the Rothschild Foundation, China Exchange will work ...
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China Exchange wants the world to read all about London’s Chinatown

China Exchange wants the world to read all about London’s Chinatown

Untold stories of London’s Chinatown will be shared in a new book written by China Exchange team members, Freya Aitken-Turff and Xiao Ma. Chinatown Stories offers history, social commentary and ...
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Internship available: October-December 2019

Internship available: October-December 2019

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from October – December 2019. Our intern ...
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The Making of Chinatown: Our Progress So Far

The Making of Chinatown: Our Progress So Far

Over the past few weeks, our exciting Oral History Project has developed and is starting to take shape. As of 10 April, we are in our 10th week of the ...
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Join the China Exchange Team

Join the China Exchange Team

We are seeking an experienced, energetic person to join our small and hardworking team as Venue Hire Sales and Building Manager. You can find out more about our work by looking ...
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Volunteer Exhibition Tour Guides Wanted

Volunteer Exhibition Tour Guides Wanted

As part of our The Making of Chinatown exhibition project we will be looking for volunteer exhibition tour guides from April 2019 to help us bring the exhibition to life ...
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Have a History with London’s Chinatown? We Want to Hear Your Story!

Have a History with London’s Chinatown? We Want to Hear Your Story!

Love London’s Chinatown? Have worked,  lived in or often visited this area between the 1960s to 2019?  We would love to hear from you. We are looking for people who ...
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We Are Recruiting Oral History Volunteers

We Are Recruiting Oral History Volunteers

We're delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund to present The Making of Chinatown: a Summer Exhibition Celebrating and Exploring the History of the Chinese Community in London's Chinatown ...
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New Heritage Programme Coming to China Exchange

New Heritage Programme Coming to China Exchange

China Exchange to lead Chinatown heritage project to ensure that the history of our iconic neighbourhood is not lost ...
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RethINKING Tradition Public Participation Project Staged at Southbank Centre

RethINKING Tradition Public Participation Project Staged at Southbank Centre

Saturday 6 October was a memorable day to the participants of RethINKING Tradition project. This passionate group formed by members of the public performed a dance piece taking inspiration from ...
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Winter Blossom Art Fair – Open Call for Participation

Winter Blossom Art Fair – Open Call for Participation

Calling all budding artists, student designers, boutique craft shop owners and art colleges! We are seeking entrepreneurial artists inspired by East Asian culture, who are looking to gain greater commercial ...
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Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at China Exchange

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at China Exchange

In China, Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important holiday after Chinese New Year.    Traditionally, this festival marks the harvest and celebrates the harvest moon – seen to be the     ...
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Remembering our late Chairman, Sir David Tang

Remembering our late Chairman, Sir David Tang

A year has passed since we lost our founder and Chairman, Sir David Tang. We miss his energy and his passion for “intelligent questions". We continue his legacy by creating ...
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Getting Crafty in Chinatown

Getting Crafty in Chinatown

Over the summer, China Exchange has run Made in Chinatown, a pilot project working with community groups to create unique souvenirs for London’s Chinatown. All items will be sold to ...
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A Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage

A Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage

During summer 2018, China Exchange is leading a Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage, an extensive new project to share the reasons why our neighbourhood is so special.  ...
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Preparing for GDPR on 25 May at China Exchange

Preparing for GDPR on 25 May at China Exchange

On 25 May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. At China Exchange, we are updating our systems to comply with this new legislation ...
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Internships available - April-June 2018

Internships available – April-June 2018

Are you our next China Exchange intern? Applications for our competitive programme are now open. Apply by 23:59 on Wednesday 28 March ...
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Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

We are looking for new enthusiastic event stewards to join our team on a casual basis ...
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Ten of the Best Chinese Books in Translation

Ten of the Best Chinese Books in Translation

This year’s China in Context festival focuses on the theme of translation; from translating language, to culture and ideas. We’ve asked Nicky Harman, the UK-based prize-winning literary translator, to recommend ...
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New research into Chinatowns soon to be published

New research into Chinatowns soon to be published

For the past year, our CEO Freya has been researching Chinatowns in North America and South East Asia. Inspired by the rapid pace of change in London's Chinatown and using ...
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Hong Kong Focus

Hong Kong Focus at China in Context

China in Context will feature three events with a special focus on Hong Kong. Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the focus will celebrate the role that Hong Kong has ...
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China Exchange to host first performance installation

China Exchange to host first performance installation

On 22 March, China Exchange will host its first performance installation, in the latest project supported by our Cultivate Programme. Cloud/Plunger explores the unity and the contradiction of opposites ...
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Interns wanted for February-April 2018

Interns wanted for February-April 2018

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? China Exchange is a dynamic charity based in the heart of London’s Chinatown. We hold both corporate and cultural events ...
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China in Context: the UK’s first Chinese writing festival returns to London

China in Context: the UK’s first Chinese writing festival returns to London

China in Context, the UK’s first annual book festival celebrating writers and writing from and about China, is returning to London’s Chinatown for March 2018. Held at China Exchange, the ...
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Welcoming Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Welcoming Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018! Expect celebrations across London as people welcome the Year of the Dog, including a colourful parade in Chinatown, performances in Trafalgar Square, ...
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A Weekend to Remember

A Weekend to Remember

China Exchange observed remembrance weekend by joining forces with other leading organisations focused on ensuring the contribution made by the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) is recognised. 140,000 men were recruited ...
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Show your support to the Chinese Labour Corps Memorial Campaign

Show your support to the Chinese Labour Corps Memorial Campaign

Join us to support the the Chinese Labour Corps Memorial Campaign which is raising funds for a permanent memorial to ensure the men are not forgotten. A photo book of ...
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Sir David Tang  鄧永鏘 2 August 1954 - 29 August 2017

Sir David Tang 鄧永鏘 2 August 1954 – 29 August 2017

With heavy hearts, we share that Sir David Tang, our founder and Chairman, has died. Possessor of a fierce intellect, an accomplished pianist (he played at Wigmore Hall and occasionally ...
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Interns wanted for October-December

Interns wanted for October-December

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? China Exchange is a dynamic charity based in the heart of London’s Chinatown. We hold both corporate and cultural events ...
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It’s hip to be square – free public square dancing available in Chinatown through China Exchange & Southbank Centre

It’s hip to be square – free public square dancing available in Chinatown through China Exchange & Southbank Centre

Londoners will get a taste of China’s square dancing craze through a new project “Square Dancing: How do you guangchang wu?” led by China Exchange in partnership with Southbank Centre ...
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Missed something or someone at China Exchange? Catch up with our videos

Missed something or someone at China Exchange? Catch up with our videos

We've welcomed a huge range of guests since we opened in 2015 - maybe you found out about us and our events after one of your heroes had been and ...
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Interns wanted for July-September

Interns wanted for July-September

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? China Exchange is a Chinese-created initiative, funded through donations and support given to champion excellence in all its forms. From ...
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Join the China Exchange Team

Join the China Exchange Team

We are seeking an energetic person to join our small and hardworking team while our Programme and Venue Manager takes her maternity leave. You can find out more about our ...
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Prudential Series 2017 - first speakers announced!

Prudential Series 2017 – first speakers announced!

The Prudential Series returns to China Exchange for 2017. Tickets for the first of our 60 Minutes With talks are now on sale with more names and dates to be ...
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Prudential Series returns - tickets available now!

Prudential Series returns – tickets available now!

The Prudential Series returns to China Exchange for 2017. Tickets for the first of our 60 Minutes With talks are now on sale with more names and dates to be ...
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Prudential Series 2017 Returning in March

Prudential Series 2017 Returning in March

The Prudential Series is curated and hosted by China Exchange Founder and Chairman, Sir David Tang. The evening events offer audiences an hour of conversation and a Q & A session ...
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Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

To support our excellent programme of events, we need confident and calm event stewards to work with us on a flexible basis. Duties: Welcoming and directing guests to their events ...
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Masters of the Lunar Verse Event Photo

Interns wanted for April-June

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? China Exchange is a Chinese-created initiative, funded through donations and support given to champion excellence in all its forms. From ...
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We're hiring! Maternity Leave Cover - Programme & Partnerships Manager

We’re hiring! Maternity Leave Cover – Programme & Partnerships Manager

We are seeking a dynamic person to join our small and hardworking team while our Programme and Partnerships Manager is on maternity leave. Do you have extensive event management and ...
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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!

We wish all our visitors, subscribers and curious passersby a very happy Chinese New Year. We're welcoming the rooster with events throughout the Spring Festival detailed below and will be ...
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New Interns Needed for the New Year

New Interns Needed for the New Year

Would you like to take a turn at the China Exchange intern? China Exchange presents ideas, debate and artistic expression in search of new ways to help our audiences explore ...
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Audience at Michael Wood event

VAT Milestone

Thank you for helping to make China Exchange a success. As an infant organisation, there are many milestones we are going through in our second year – welcoming a stellar ...
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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节快乐!中秋節快樂! The Mid-Autumn Festival is held every year on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar and is celebrated with a three day holiday ...
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Distance Between Opening Night

Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day)

Qixi Festival - also known as Chinese Valentine's Day  - falls on the 7th day of the 7th month in the lunar calendar, which this year is Tuesday 9 August ...
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Visitors at the Qing Dynasty Peking Exhibition

Take a turn as a China Exchange intern?

Would you like to help China Exchange deliver a programme of exhibitions and activities focused on visual arts? Our small team welcomes a maximum of two interns at a time ...
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China landscape

Announcing a new Exchange: The Pure Land Series

China Exchange and the Pure Land Foundation are delighted to announce a new Exchange, the Pure Land Series – a programme designed to enrich lives through creativity, spirituality  and self-expression. Audiences ...
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CHINA EXCHANGE BAR

Help us raise the China Exchange Bar!

If you've been to any of our recent Prudential Series events, you may have had a drink at our bar. We're currently experimenting with the bar and would welcome your feedback ...
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Akram Khan surprises dancers at China Exchange

Akram Khan surprises dancers at China Exchange

Dancers performing in the special China Exchange and Goldsmith’s Confucius Institute of Dance and Performance were given a surprise last Friday when it was revealed that acclaimed dancer and choreographer ...
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Big Dance Pledge

All qi qi qi, no cha cha cha at the first Big Dance workshop

The Big Dance Pledge kicked off at China Exchange and introduced the aspiring dancers to choreographer Akram Khan's contemporary dance routine infused with Chinese movements ...
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China Exchange to Stage First Play

China Exchange to Stage First Play

On 9 June, China Exchange will host its first theatrical production – a performance of I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce (我只是来打酱油的!), a new play supported by our Cultivate ...
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Events Stewards Needed at China Exchange

Events Stewards Needed at China Exchange

To support our excellent programme of events, we need confident and calm event stewards to work on a flexible basis ...
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#snapCNY

#snapCNY

Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year via Instagram, by entering our #snapCNY Instagram Competition. We want to see your snaps of anything that represents your experience of CNY. Instagram ...
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Chinese New Year Lions

Chinese New Year 2016

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财! 新年快乐! The Spring Festival or Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated over 15 days. This year, to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the ...
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TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall with the Chinese Ambassador and Sir David Tang

Royal Opening 2015

On 19 February 2015, the Chinese Year of the Goat, Sir David Tang, Chairman of China Exchange, welcomed TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall along with ...
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