“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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The New London Chinese Embassy at Royal Mint May Have a Few Problems…

Posted: November 29th, 2020 | No Comments »

I’ve written several posts previously about the Chinese Embassy at Portland Place – as the site of Sun Yat-sen’s kidnapping and Mai Mai Sze’s memories of the place as a girl during the First World War….Now the embassy is preparing to vacate the Portland Place location (though apparently retaining it) and moving to the Royal Mint near Tower Bridge on the edge of the City of London but actually within the East End borough of Tower Hamlets. A few concerns – Royal Mint is a historic building and who knows what changes will be approved, or what changes will happen without any approval being sought anyway? However the immediate problem, for the PRC, is that the embassy will be in a London borough with a sizeable Muslim community, many of whom are not too happy about China’s treatent of the Uyghurs….Once lockdown is over demos are apparently planned.

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