The Future of UK-China Relations

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What is China?

A market? A valuable trading partner? A geopolitical rival? An authoritarian regime that undermines democratic norms? The new global hegemon?

Or all of the above?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the attitude of many people in the West towards China. Support for China among the West’s populations has never been so low.

How does the West, and the UK in particular, look at its relationship with China going forward? How do we balance the economic perspective of China as a market and an important part of global supply chains with the challenges it poses to Western liberal democracy and the post-war world order?

  • Panelist

    Charlie Du Cane

    15 years working in mainland China and Hong Kong in the Shipping industry

  • Panelist

    Isabel Hilton

    Journalist and CEO China Dialogue

  • Panelist

    Tom Tugenhadt MP

    Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling. Chair, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee and China Research Group

  • Panelist

    Stephen Kinnock MP

    Labour MP for Aberavon. Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific

  • Panelist

    Lord Wallace of Saltaire

    Liberal Democrat Peer. Former government Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson

  • Panelist

    Joe Zammit-Lucia

    Entrepreneur and co-Founder, RADIX


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Monday 18th May 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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