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Spotlight on COVID: UK-China relations

In just five short years we’ve gone talk of a ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations to increasing suspicion and tension between the two countries. To what extent were Britain’s security concerns triggered by the early covering up of the Covid-19 crisis in China? How will increasing hostilities affect ‘Global Britain’s’ approach to a Sino trade deal post-Brexit?

Dr Zeno Leoni, Teaching Fellow in the Defence Studies Department and Affiliate of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London, discusses the UK’s economy-security conundrum in relation to China, and whether the US approach is leading to a new kind of Cold War with the global super power.

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Zeno Leoni

Zeno Leoni

Teaching Fellow in Challenges to the International Order