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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 14 April 2021

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


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International security and defence experts give evidence on China

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

The Committee will ask about China’s international and regional aspirations, its national security priorities, and the UK’s potential contribution to regional stability in the Indo-Pacific.

 

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at International Institute for Strategic Studies
Senior Research Fellow, Indo-Pacific Programme at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Possible questions

  • What role does China aspire to on the regional and international stage? Does it see itself as a global security actor?
  • How do China’s leaders define ‘national security’ domestically, regionally and internationally? How do they identify threats and responses?
  • What mechanisms are there for security and defence co-operation in the Indo-Pacific between the US and its partners?
  • Which countries are the UK’s principal partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific? What are their expectations of the UK with regard to security in the region?

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting