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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 17 March 2021

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


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George Osborne gives evidence on China

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence on China from a former Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Committee will ask about the UK’s policy towards China, the key security and trade interests and the potential security risks of Chinese investment in the UK.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
former Chancellor of the Exchequer at HM Treasury

Possible questions

  • You oversaw what has been described as the “golden era” of UK relations with China. What were your policy objectives and the rationale behind formulating them?  
  • The UK’s approach to China has changed since you left government. What do you think of this shift? Have your views of China also changed?
  • The potential security risks of Chinese investment have come to the fore in the UK. To what extend do you think a change in approach was warranted? How readily can the potential risks of Chinese investment be assessed? 

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting