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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?

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 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 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?




‘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




Chopsticks Club supports Hurun Report

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

Chasing Dragons

Chopsticks Club races at London’s Dragon Boat Festival