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China Is a Bully We Need to Stand Up To - Because No One Is Safe in China Today

Benedict Rogers | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Like all bullies, China will respect us more if we do so - and perhaps then, there is a chance of China changing. For at the moment, twenty years after Amnesty International's report, no one is safe in China.

What Happens When Journalists Try To Report On What China Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Footage showing journalists being violently pushed around by Chinese police outside a courthouse shows the reality of what life is really like under t...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Cameron's Wavering Commitment to Halting Climate Change

Jo Simmons | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Photo credit: Mark Robinson When Xi Jinping's treasure ship recently hove into view amidst a roar of diplomatic hubbub, David Cameron was amongst the...

Lucy Sherriff

'Is It That Hard For Cameron To Ask China To Help North Korean Refugees?' Asks Yeonmi Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A North Korean defector who fled her country and was sold as a sex slave in China has criticised David Cameron for not tackling the issue with the Chi...

After Xi's Visit, Where Next for the UK-China Relationship?

Joel Mullan | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Mullan

The red carpet has been rolled away, the royal carriage has been put back in the garage, and the British press have moved on. Now that Xi Jinping's state visit - the first by a Chinese Premier for 10 years is over, it's a good time to take stock and ask how the Sino-UK relationship should now develop.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

China: A Prosperity Agenda?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As we watch Chinese enterprises prepare to build our new nuclear power stations, I shall try not to think too much about Ai Weiwei's steel rods in the Royal Academy, the 85,000 people who died in Sichuan on 12 May, 2008, or the human rights activists, lawyers and ethnic minorities who have been harassed, imprisoned and tortured. Repeat after me: prosperity agenda, not rights agenda.

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

While David Cameron And Xi Jinping Had A Pint In His Local Pub... All Was Not Quite As It Seemed

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron and Xi Jinping were having a swift pint in a pub just hours after UK police were releasing a Tiananmen Square survivor fr...

Proof That The Only Thing Too Big For The Selfie Game Is David Cameron's Face

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

David Cameron has posed for a selfie with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Manchester City footballer Sergio Kun Agüero. Both the Prime Minister a...

Cameron Makes Awkward Joke About Leaving His Daughter In Pub With Chinese President

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister today brought up a sore memory in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the pair visited a pub near Cameron's country retreat. ...

Cameron And Xi Hit The Boozer For Some Thursday Night Scoops

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron toasted a "golden era" in UK-China relations on Thursday, taking the Chinese president to the local pub near his Buckinghamshire country...

Why World Leaders Want Fish And Chips When They Visit Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping was reportedly "desperate" to sample Britain's most famous dish during his state visit to the UK. Today he got his wish -...

Relations Thawed, It Seems We Cannot Do Enough to Impress China

Angus Walker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Relations thawed, it seems we cannot do enough to impress China, perhaps fearful of being frozen out again. The sight of a communist party leader being wheeled down the Mall in a gilded carriage shows just how far the UK has gone to repair the damage of recent years.

Xi Jinping's Visit to UK - Respect Over Politics

Cohan Chew | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Cohan Chew

In any case, the Xi's visit to the UK is clearly received as an opportunity to demonstrate respect, even though it is packaged as a political trip. Then again, respect in politics is crucial, especially in soft power. So, bring on the ceremonies, banquets and processions! Thanks taxpayer.

Speaker's Sneering Jibes At Chinese President Have Cameron Shifting Uncomfortably

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Commons Speaker John Bercow today issued a series of shock digs at Chinese President Xi Jinping, snipping at the Premier ahead of his speech to Parlia...

On China's Victory Day, Is Putin the Loser?

Ian Bond | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Bond

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the guest of honour at China's Victory Day parade in Beijing on 3 September, just as President Xi Jinping was...

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise' Doctrine?

Paul Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The new Chinese leadership has, over the last 18 months, shown itself to be very different from that of successive Post-1980 reformist administrations. The 'market reform' rhetoric is still there. The assertions about Communist Party supremacy and dislike of Western democratic values, are still there...

From Crimean Crisis to Geopolitical Fires in Asia?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Weakening growth in China and other emerging economies and geopolitical tensions are the biggest risks to financial markets. Those two are dangerously interconnected right now.

Search For Malaysia Flight Dramatically Narrowed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

The search for the doomed MH370 flight has been narrowed after new satellite data excluded much of the vast search area, authorities in Malaysia have ...

China Stabbing Attack Blamed On Separatists (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

China has blamed separatists terrorists for the massacre of 29 people at a train station, in a frenzied stabbing attacks by a group with long knives. ...

'The UK Is Not A Big Power In The Eyes Of The Chinese'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

As David Cameron sat down for his second meal containing fungus in two days, having smilingly presented the Chinese premier with a copy of Thatcher's ...

Lucky Chinese Premier...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Lucky old Li Keqiang. Invite the prime minister of Great Britain over for dinner, and get a biography of Margaret Thatcher and William Hague's boo...

Bitter Sweet Symphony for Structural Reforms?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Britpop's predictive powers A tumultuous storm followed the 2008 credit crisis. To calm it, the governments administered liquidity injections with th...

Chinese Leader Holds All the Cards in This Meeting of Giants

Oscar Holland | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Oscar Holland

Herein lies the crucial imbalance. Trade links will benefit them both so America is the only player at the table with any significant further demands. The stakes at the diplomatic casino are already inherently skewed.