FOI request - Chinese embassy/government

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Dear Sheffield Hallam University,

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. I am happy for you to conduct an electronic search only.

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 Mailbox, Sheffield Hallam University

Reference: FOI/1920/166

Dear Ms. Corderoy,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request on 07/02/20. We will respond to your request in due course and within the 20 working days stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act.

Should you need to contact us regarding this request, please use our reference: FOI/1920/166.

Kind regards,

David Goldberg
Information Governance Officer

Governance Services
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB

Telephone +44 (0)114 225 5555
Direct line +44 (0)114 225 6496

www.shu.ac.uk
[email address]

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! Freedom of Information Mailbox, Sheffield Hallam University

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Reference: FOI/1920/166

Dear

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request to Sheffield Hallam University. Please see the information below and attached in response to your request.

In the attached documents we have redacted data that was not in the scope of your request and where the data would disclose personal data of individuals. Personal data is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act as this would breach the data protection principles and legislation.

This concludes the University’s response to your request. Should you be dissatisfied with how the University has handled your request, please consult the attached complaints procedure.

Regards,

David Goldberg
Information Governance Officer

Governance Services
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB

Telephone +44 (0)114 225 5555
Direct line +44 (0)114 225 6496

www.shu.ac.uk

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