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Is a diplomatic conflict brewing over China’s embassy in London?

The relocation of the Chinese Embassy in London could spark a diplomatic conflict. Councilors in the borough of Tower Hamlets have decided to name adjacent streets and buildings of the new Chinese embassy after regions where massive repression and human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party have been reported. Proposed names include Tiananmen Square, Uyghur Court, Hong Kong Road, and Tibet Hill. The renaming is intended to reaffirm “support for the freedom and diversity of our borough,” the council said.

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