Dr. Scott Brown submitted written testimony to the House of Commons enquiry on UK-China relations

Executive Summary

  • The overall UK-China relationship is currently dominated by economic interests and notably lacks significant points of tension/dispute
  • The UK leaving the EU will reduce the former’s influence vis-à-vis China
  • China may use the departure of the UK from the EU as an opportunity to revisit the status of the arms embargo imposed against it in the summer of 1989
  • While there are clear opportunities presented by China’s continued economic growth, the tensions in the South China Sea impact on the UK’s global interests and require careful consideration and an understanding of the risks ahead.

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