torsdag 4. april 2019

Death of the ‘Golden Era’? UK report demands rethink of China policy as Beijing gets tough

Britain should reassess its “Golden Era” policy with China as it risks putting economic interests above security concerns and instead devise a new strategy “that reflects changes in Beijing’s strategic direction”, according to a new UK parliamentary inquiry report. The report by the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee also warns against signing a memorandum of understanding with China over the Belt and Road Initiative and calls for the UK government to clarify its naval strategy in the South China Sea.“The UK’s approach risks prioritising economic considerations over other interests, values and national security,” the report, released Thursday, said.