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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

Thursday 18 March 2021

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


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Lord Sedwill and Lord McDonald give evidence on China

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence from the former National Security Adviser and the former Head of the Foreign Office on China.

The Committee will ask about the UK’s policy towards China, China’s foreign and economic policy under Xi Jinping, and the Integrated Review.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
former National Security Adviser at Cabinet Office

Possible questions

  • Some of our witnesses have said that the UK does not have an overall policy on China. What is your assessment of the UK’s engagement with China since 2010?  
  • In your view, what is the place of the UK in China’s foreign and economic policy under Xi Jinping? To what extent does China understand the UK’s objectives for the relationship?  
  • What is your assessment of the Integrated Review [expected to be published by the time of the session]? Does it meet the objectives set out by the Prime Minister at the start of the exercise?

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting