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Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and China: Unusual Business - The Future Bilateral Relationship
“We ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way, but there is no doubt that we can’t have business as usual after this crisis”.
This is how Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab characterised the challenge he believes Britain is facing in redefining its future relationship with China after the current health emergency is over.
But in what way is the pandemic connected with the need to redefine bilateral relations? And what would such a “reset” entail? Furthermore, with Britain still preoccupied with concluding negotiations on its future trade relationship with the European Union, is this the appropriate time for a rethink of the country’s relationship with China?
- Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Eyal, International Director, RUSI
- Veerle Nouwens, Research Fellow, International Security Studies, RUSI
- Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI
- Professor Steve Tsang, Director, SOAS China Institute