Home to some of the fastest-growing economies of the 21st century, it has never been more urgent to build new trading relationships there.
This move will help advance the country’s technological infrastructure, as well as meaning Conservatives meet their ‘levelling up’ pledge.
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
If we can crack down on products complicit in illegal deforestation, we can do the same for those complicit in Chinese persecution of the Uyghurs.
We must beware the trap of falling into a mindset of an overdeveloped society, vulnerable to entitlement and complacency.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
We need to separate the Nightingales from other hospitals, build more of them – and use them as a means of isolating the infected.
He is averse to using numbers as the main instrument of control – perhaps viewing them as an arbitrary measure of success.
We should have supported an extension to the conventional arms embargo at the United Nations in August – and must back sanctions.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
As a leading digital economy with new control over its trade policy, Britain is uniquely placed to help shape global rules in this emerging arena.
Besides, the cash-strapped Chancellor will need to raise revenue from somewhere. Here are some points to consider before going ahead.
We should judge the desirability of a pro-wind energy policy by the social value added, not the numbers employed in the sector.
The EU is caught between making more effective decisions and compromising its smaller members’ interests.