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?