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Date : 27/06/2022 | Time : 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

The Rise of China: What Consequences for British Interests and Policies? – Charlie Parton OBE

Charlie Parton, OBE, will offer an assessment of the extent to which the policies and practices of Xi Jinping’s China represent a threat to British interests, in the wake of China’s emergence as a leading economic, political and military presence on the global stage.  The assessment will be followed by some thoughts on the consequences that China’s emergence should have for Britain’s China policy.

Charlie spent 22 of a 37-year career as a diplomat working in or on China.  From 2011 to 2016 he served at a senior level in the EU Delegation to China in Beijing, where he had first served in the British Embassy in the mid-80s. In 2017 he returned to Beijing for four months as a senior observer of, and adviser on the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress.  He has also been an Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. He has written extensively for British dailies and weeklies and has appeared often on the BBC and other channels.  As a diplomat he also served in Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Libya and Mali.

This talk will be on Zoom.  The talk is free but you do need to book a place to get access details.

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