FOI request - Chinese embassy/government

Jenna Corderoy made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Leeds as part of a batch sent to 24 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Leeds,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, which partially relates to a recent report by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Please provide the following information:

(1) All internal correspondence and communications that the Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese embassy.

(2) All internal correspondence and communications that the Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese government.

(3) All external correspondence and communications held by the Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese embassy. I would expect this to include any correspondence and communications between the Vice-Chancellor and the Chinese embassy.

(4) All external correspondence and communications held by the Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese government.

As for a timeframe, please search your records from 1st January 2019 to the current day.

By ‘correspondence and communications’, I define this as including, but not limited to, the following:

- Emails (and their attachments)
- Letters
- Reports/briefings
- Memos
- Research documents
- Presentation slides
- Notes taken during telephone conversations
- Minutes/notes taken during meetings
- Invitations

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Ms Corderoy

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 12 November 2019. 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 10 December 2019, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Ms Corderoy

Due to the size of the request, we are not going to meet today's deadline. Would it be possible to have an extension until Wednesday, 18 December?

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems.  Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of this email.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Alice Temple, University of Leeds

I can confirm we do not have any of the correspondence you have requested.
I hope this is helpful in resolving your enquiry. If you have any
questions about this email, however, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

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Freedom of Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also
available on our website ([2]www.leeds.ac.uk).

 

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Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Best wishes,

Alice

Dr Alice Temple FHEA
Head of Records Management and Information Governance
Secretariat
University of Leeds
tel 0113 34 37641
Please note I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

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Dear Ms. Corderoy,

 

I refer to your FoI request set out below and apologise for the delay in
responding. The University holds the following documents for the time
period stipulated. Copies of the documents are attached.

 

ITEM DATE TYPE FROM TO REGARDING
invitation -
CSSA-UK Chinese
03 New Year Gala &
January subsequent
2019 Email Chinese Embassy Vice-Chancellor apologies
Conference of
31 International
January Westminster Student
2019 Email Forum projects Vice-Chancellor Recruitment
UUKi Updates
04 and
February Universities UK Opportunities
2019 Email (International) Vice-Chancellor January 2019
08
February Research research
2019 Email Professional Vice-Chancellor playbook
MoD Report -
18 Global
February Strategic
2019 Email Tim Peakman Vice-Chancellor Trends to 2045
Student case
and appeal.
E-mail withheld
as it relates
solely to the
personal
information of
the student
appellant. In
brief, the
Vice-Chancellor
offered the
student advice
on how to
follow due
process with an
21 March Student academic
2019 Email appellant Vice-Chancellor appeal.
10 April European EUA President's
2019 Email University Vice-Chancellor Newsletter
Association
Institute of
Functional
17 May Surfaces,
2019 Email Anne Neville Vice-Chancellor Shenzhen
conference on
international
12 June Westminster research
2019 Email Forum projects Vice-Chancellor partnerships
congratulatory
message -
07 August Chinese National Day &
2019 Email Consulate Vice-Chancellor response
Programme &
briefing
prepared by
junior member
of our
International
Office for
Consul General
visit. Personal
03 detail of the
September International delegation
2019 Briefing office Vice-Chancellor redacted.
04
September
2019 Email UUK Vice-Chancellor headlines
24 Thank you
September Consulate following visit
2019 Letter General Vice-Chancellor to Leeds
04
October
2019 Email UniversitiesUK Vice-Chancellor Headlines
31 Taking
October Email Bird & Bird Vice-Chancellor University of
2019 Leeds to China
06
November
2019 Email UniversitiesUK Vice-Chancellor Headlines
         

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to or email directly Mr D Wardle, Deputy Secretary, The
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT ([1][email address]). You
should do so within 40 working days of receiving the University’s response
to your request. Further information about how the University manages
Freedom of Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also
available on our website ([2]www.leeds.ac.uk).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lucy Scott

 

The Secretariat

11.68 EC Stoner Building

University of Leeds

Leeds

LS2 9JT

 

 

 

 

Dear University of Leeds,

 

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act,
which partially relates to a recent report by the Foreign Affairs
Committee.

 

Please provide the following information:

 

(1) All internal correspondence and communications that the
Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese
embassy.

 

(2) All internal correspondence and communications that the
Vice-Chancellor may have received that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese
government.  

 

(3) All external correspondence and communications held by the
Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese embassy. I would
expect this to include any correspondence and communications between the
Vice-Chancellor and the Chinese embassy.  

 

(4) All external correspondence and communications held by the
Vice-Chancellor that mentions, or refers to, the Chinese government.

 

As for a timeframe, please search your records from 1st January 2019 to
the current day.

 

By ‘correspondence and communications’, I define this as including, but
not limited to, the following:

 

- Emails (and their attachments)

- Letters

- Reports/briefings

- Memos

- Research documents

- Presentation slides

- Notes taken during telephone conversations

- Minutes/notes taken during meetings

- Invitations

 

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you
feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a
reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and
provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any
clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response
in 20 working days. Many thanks.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jenna Corderoy

 

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Alice Temple, University of Leeds

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Dear Ms. Corderoy
I attach the correspondence that we have in relation to your freedom of
information request.

I hope this is helpful in resolving your query. If you have any questions
about this email, however, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to or email directly Mr D Wardle, Deputy Secretary, The
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT ([1][email address]). You
should do so within 40 working days of receiving the University’s response
to your request. Further information about how the University manages
Freedom of Information requests and about our complaints procedure is also
available on our website ([2]www.leeds.ac.uk).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Best wishes,

Alice

Dr Alice Temple FHEA
Head of Records Management and Information Governance
Secretariat
University of Leeds
tel 0113 34 37641
Please note I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

 

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