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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The UK’s security and trade relationship with China

International Relations and Defence Committee
The UK’s security and trade relationship with China

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.00am (public)


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The UK’s security and trade interests with regard to China

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence from experts and academics working on China.

The Committee will ask about the UK’s policy towards China, the key security and trade interests and the UK’s key partners and allies vis-à-vis-China.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
Director of the Asia Programme at European Council on Foreign Relations
Director, Lau China Institute at King's College London
Director, China Institute at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Possible questions

  • How would you describe the UK’s current policy towards China?In what ways has it changed between the premierships of David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson?
  • What are the UK’s key economic and security interests vis-à-vis China? What are the potential threats to these interests?
  • What is the place of the UK in China’s foreign and economic policy under Xi Jinping? What are China’s economic and political interests in the UK?
  • How do you expect China to perceive a greater UK engagement in its neighbourhood, such as the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth to the Asia Pacific? Which are the UK’s principal partners and allies with regard to its engagement with China? How important is China as a current and future trade and investment partner for the UK?

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting