Home Secretary urged to tackle hate crime towards Chinese community

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Home Secretary to set out what additional steps the Government is taking to prevent coronavirus-related hate crimes towards the Chinese community. The call comes amid concerns about incidents of racially motivated hate crimes against people in the Chinese community during the coronavirus pandemic, including a shocking 900% increase in content of that nature on Twitter. In a letter to the Home Secretary from Christine Jardine MP, Daisy Cooper MP and    Read More  

Greater Manchester Celebrates British-Chinese People with New Awards

As Manchester and the greater surrounding area continues to come to terms with the impact of coronavirus, the city has launched The Blossom Awards in an effort to celebrate the achievements of the city’s British Chinese people, as well as their contributions in supporting the city during this difficult time. Nominations for various awards have now opened, each ranging from achievements in business, community, science and the creative arts. The awards have been founded by the UK’s first MP   Read More  

Brits cut down on meat consumption during COVID-19 pandemic

A survey conducted by The Vegan Society has found that 1 in 5 Brits have cut down on meat consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey also found15% have reduced their dairy/egg intake over the lockdown period. These figures highlight how pressures on supermarkets and consumers alike are changing buying behaviour towards a more ethical, compassionate alternative. Out of those who have reduced their meat or dairy consumption, 41% did so due to their preferred product not being avail   Read More  

Japanese research Eating more rice could help fight obesity

Eating rice could help prevent obesity, a Japanese study has found. According to a Bloomberg report, researchers from the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto said that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were “less likely to be obese” than those living in countries where the consumption of rice is low. The researchers added that even a modest increase of 50 grams of rice per day could help to reduce the worldwide prevalence of obesity by one per c   Read More