China relations after Covid
Mark Littlewood writes for the Sunday Telegraph
Dr Steve Davies writes for 1828
Writing for the 1828 website, Steve argues that trading with China and hoping market liberalisation and improvements in human rights would follow has clearly failed but military confrontation is not the only other option.
Instead ‘peoples’ diplomacy’ – differentiating between the Chinese government and the Chinese people and ramping up a “program of engagement between private individuals, organisations and firms in free societies with their counterparts in China” – is “less risky than overt military confrontation and, in the longer run, more likely to succeed.”
Read the full piece here.
Watch our recent video featuring Dr Steve Davies where we asked “Should China pay the price?”