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Ruairidh J. Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Ruairidh J. Brown and Nicholas Ross Smith

How Britain’s CGTN ban shows Western insecurity over China’s rise

  • Cold War parallels are imperfect, but one area where significant competition already exists and could spiral out of control is the battle to assert the ‘truth’
  • The UK’s ban of a Chinese state media outlet is a sign of deeper change and fear that China’s authoritarianism gives it an inherent advantage in a battle for the ‘truth’

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Ruairidh J. Brown

Ruairidh J. Brown

Ruairidh J. Brown is a lecturer in international studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. He gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2017. Since then, he has taught international studies in mainland China. In 2019, the University of Nottingham honoured him with the Lord Dearing Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the learning environment at their China campus. Ruairidh has published numerous works on political theory and international relations. He is also the author of Political Encounters: A Hermeneutic Inquiry into the Situation of Political Obligation (2019).

Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith is an associate professor of international studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.