What China wants from the United Kingdom

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31 March 2021 at 13:00 14:00 BST

Join Charles Parton OBE, Professor Rana Mitter OBE, and James Rogers to discuss what China wants from the United Kingdom

About this event

Within the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Xi Jinping, General-Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), seeks to forge ‘New China Man’. Abroad, he could be said to be promoting a ‘New China-compliant World’. Just as CCP members ‘do not dare, are not able, do not wish’ to be corrupt, so similarly Beijing applied inducements and pressures to ensure that countries such as the United Kingdom ‘do not dare, are not able, do not wish’ to go against the interests of the CCP. What are the implications? And what can Britain do to protect itself?

Join this fascinating discussion with leading China experts – Charlie Parton OBE and Professor Rana Mitter OBE and British strategic policy expert James Rogers to understand the nature of the PRC’s overall foreign policy objectives and coercive diplomacy strategies, particularly when applied to Britain.

The Council on Geostrategy is delighted to invite you to a timely discussion with:


Charles Parton OBE

  • James Cook Associate Fellow in Indo-Pacific Geopolitics, Council on Geostrategy

Prof. Rana Mitter OBE

  • Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford

James Rogers

  • Co-founder and Director of Research, Council on Geostrategy


Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

  • Co-founder and Director of Strategy, Council on Geostrategy


This event will be hosted online using Zoom.