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.
- 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?