The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Universities need heavier scrutiny. Owners must be identified. Media backed by regimes that restrict freedom should be denied broadcast licenses.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which sheds a light on Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
We feel the power of American culture in Britain – and the shock-jockery, coat-trailing, and oppositional mindset that comes with it.
The UN genocide system is broken and needs a shot in the arm from a country willing to stand and be counted.
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
From Brexit, to climate change, to the World Trade Organization, how would this administration align with the UK government?
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
“I’m very, very positive about China, but I’m very, very negative about the Chinese Communist Party.”