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China warns America to follow ‘one China’ policy after Biden invited Taiwan to democracy summit

China has accused Biden of making “a mistake” after the American President invited Taiwan to a democracy summit featuring 109 other democratic governments, not including China. Taiwan is a self-governing democracy, but Beijing’s ongoing claims that Taiwan is a province of China has led to significant tension in the region.  Taiwan was listed amongst the…

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Rise and resignation in a day as Sweden’s first female PM is elected

Last Wednesday, 24 November, Magdalena Andersson was announced as Sweden’s first female Prime Minister, only to resign hours later. Following a last-minute deal with the opposition Left party, the Social Democrat leader and finance minister briefly secured Sweden’s ultimate political job title. Though Andersson lacked a parliamentary majority, in fact facing 174 votes against compared…

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The Green Party elects new leadership

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsey have been elected as the new co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales. This comes as the party are polling at 9% in recent opinion polls, making them the third biggest UK party by voting intention. Previous co-leader, Siȃn Berry, recently stepped down after deciding her own beliefs…

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Kyrgyzstan opposition protesters storm parliament over alleged rigged elections

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan have reportedly seized power in the Central Asian republic following the storming of parliament building. This comes after days of protests over election irregularities. All of the main opposition parties had seemingly failed to reach the threshold of votes necessary to gain seats in parliament. Additionally, three of the four parties allowed…

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UEA professor Catherine Rowett elected as MEP

UEA philosophy professor Catherine Rowett has been elected as an MEP for the Greens in the UK’s European elections. In her acceptance speech she said, “Now is the time for action, not words.” For the election the UK was split into twelve sections in terms of area. Norwich was in the East of England area….

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Student Officers for 2019 announced

UEASU has announced the winners of this year’s SU Officer elections. Three candidates were re-elected, including Sophie Atherton as Campaigns and Democracy Officer, Postgraduate Education Officer Martin Marko, and Mature Students’ Officer Sanna Mantyniemi. The position of Activities & Opportunities Officer was won by Alicia Perez Lopez. Callum Perry was announced as Undergraduate Education Officer,…

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Nominations open for staff and student awards

In the spirit of elections and award season in the UEA Students’ Union, the nominations for Students Transforming Awards & Recognitions and Transforming Education Awards have opened. The Transforming Education Awards (teas) were created in order to recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work done by academic staff, including support staff, course reps and other students,…

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