Uyghur Court, Hong Kong Road: Tower Hamlets plans name changes in solidarity

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As the Chinese embassy prepares to move in, councillors vote to support the ‘freedom and diversity of our borough’

Roads and buildings in an area of London which is the proposed site for the new Chinese embassy could soon be named Tiananmen Square, Uyghur Court, Hong Kong Road and Tibet Hill, after councillors voted to assert “support for the freedom and diversity of our borough”.

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In a move that is likely to infuriate the Chinese government, Tower Hamlets council said it welcomed the relocation of the embassy from the West End of London but “we must continue to make clear where our own standards and principles apply”.

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