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Are the UK government and military taking emerging technologies seriously?

11 July 2018

The International Relations Committee takes evidence on China's international relations, and the UK's defence challenges.


Wednesday 11 July in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • H.E Professor Jean Christophe Iseux von Pfetten, Baron von Pfetten
  • Stephen Perry, Managing Director of London Export Finance, Chairman of the 48 Group Club

From 11.40am

  • General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

Possible questions

  • To what extent has China's foreign policy changed under President Xi Jinping?
  • How seriously should the UK take the Belt and Road Initiative?
  • To what extent does China now rival the West in terms of technological prowess?
  • Should the United Kingdom remain a 'tier one' military power?
  • To what extent is reform needed both within the armed forces and in Whitehall to retain the UK's tier one military status?
  • To what extent have new technologies allowed countries militarily weaker than the UK to challenge its security?
  • To what extent does NATO remain the bedrock of UK defence and security?

Further information

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