China's rise forges new bond between Japan and Five Eyes

As featured in Nikkei Asian Review

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"In the U.K, the relationship [with China] has evolved from the golden era of economic engagement to a more cleareyed approach," said Veerle Nouwens, a research fellow at RUSI. "Issues pertaining to Hong Kong, international law, the Sino-British treaty, are important for the U.K., and China's seen as challenging the principles that the U.K. and other like-minded states view as critical to global peace," she said. "Also, the U.K. seeks a new foreign policy rule, and a more prominent role in the Indo-Pacific," Nouwens said. "In defense and security terms, protecting a rules-based international order is now a part of Global Britain, which is no longer a European Britain."