We have let autocracies grow rich too long. As the old Roman saying had it: if you want to live in peace, prepare for war.
An invasion by Beijing could devastate the global economy. Yet neither Sunak nor Truss have set out their policy
Our next prime minister must convert tough talk about the CCP and its abuses into sustained, serious action.
It’s no good massing troops in eastern Europe if the western powers depend on Beijing for critical industries and infrastructure.
The country faces a $600 billion bill for infrastructure damage and 100 soldiers dying a day. It cannot fight indefinitely.
China exploits its status as a developing nation to undermine global efforts to slow global warming.
A new report sets out clear steps the UK can take, alongside our allies, to reinforce this vital democratic partner.
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
The recent drive, apparently coordinated between Paris and Berlin, to push Ukraine for a compromise settlement must be resisted.
Where China has clients, Britain has partners; where Russia has proxies, we have friends.
In this much-needed review, there needs to be a reassessment of its governance, transparency and accountability.
Whilst the Western powers are united and re-arming, major regional players are refusing to follow their lead.
Moscow’s status anxiety previously impeded an ‘alliance of autocracies’. It can no longer afford it.
Next, European policies towards China, both in the EU and in the UK, are likely to come under increased scrutiny.
This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.