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Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles discusses the UK’s policy towards China

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Video: CBBC Chair Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles discusses the UK’s policy towards China with CRG

In this video, Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and head of the China Research Group, invited Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chair of CBBC, to discuss the UK’s policy towards China.

Emphasising that China is a very important market for UK jobs, and the British economy, Sir Sherard highlighted CBBC’s view that bilateral engagement should be based on a clear-eyed, evidence-based evaluation of what is in the British national interest. He stressed that CBBC and its members are keen to see a comprehensive China strategy that protects our vital national security interests, that promotes British values, but also delivers for Britain post-COVID, Post-Brexit, the benefits of a sensible and balanced commercial engagement with a vast and growing economy with a middle class of 800 million people.

Click below to watch the full conversation.

 

To read the full transcript of the discussion visit the website here

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