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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 21 April 2021

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


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Committee to hear evidence on China’s foreign and security policy

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence on India and Japan’s approach to security in the Indo-Pacific and on China’s foreign policy from academics.

The Committee will ask about China’s foreign and security policy, regional co-operation in the Indo-Pacific, the views of India and Japan, and US and UK relations with China.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
Director of the India Project, Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution
Fellow, Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics at University of Tokyo
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
Professor of Global Affairs at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and Associate, China Centre at University of Oxford
Professor of International Politics at University of Bristol
Professor of Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick

Possible questions

  • How would you describe Chinese foreign and security policy under Xi Jinping? How coherent is it? Can we talk about a grand strategy?
  • How do China’s leaders define ‘national security’ domestically, regionally and internationally? How do they identify threats and responses? What is the role of the Chinese military in this process?
  • The current state of relations between China and the US (and its allies) is often described as a new ‘Cold War’. What is the perception of the Chinese government? To what extent are there different domestic voices and viewpoints in China on issues of security, trade and foreign affairs?
  • What are the areas of (1) competition and (2) co-operation between China and India and China and Japan (and other countries in the region)?
  • What are the main goals and priorities of Japan, India and Australia for their participation in the Quad?
  • What is the place of the UK in China’s foreign and economic policy under Xi Jingping? From Beijing’s perspective, how has this this changed since 2010?
  • How do India and Japan (and other countries in the region) perceive China’s increasingeconomic and military power, and its goals?
  • To what extent do countries in the Indo-Pacific share the US’s concerns and objective regarding China? How likely are they to join US-led initiatives on China?

Further information



Location

Virtual meeting