UK-China relations imploded in 2020—and things could get worse

UK-China relations imploded in 2020—and things could get worse

Annabelle Timsit, Quartz – 23 December 2020

Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, senior members of the UK government have made a great deal of effort in stressing the significance of a UK-China relationship in forging new, independent and more favourable ties with the rest of the world post-Brexit. The establishment of many more Confucius institutes and the promise of a ‘Golden Decade’ was reflective of these efforts.

Despite this, differences in the two states’ governance have meant the relationship has of course ran into problems, problems which have been heightened by Beijing’s alleged cover-up of Covid-19. This article by Annabelle Timsit in Quartz explains the extent of these problems and how they could affect a post-Brexit UK-China relationship. Read the full article here.

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