Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (centre) holds his first Cabinet meeting in Downing Street in London on October 26. Sunak will face pressure, especially within his own party, to take a hardline approach towards China. Photo: Pool Photo via AP
Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (centre) holds his first Cabinet meeting in Downing Street in London on October 26. Sunak will face pressure, especially within his own party, to take a hardline approach towards China. Photo: Pool Photo via AP
Thomas O. Falk
Opinion

Opinion

Thomas O. Falk

Britain’s Sunak is choosing pragmatism towards China, but his own MPs aren’t convinced

  • Faced with an ailing economy and weary public, new UK leader Rishi Sunak has signalled that he won’t risk upsetting valuable trade ties with Beijing
  • But this stance comes at a delicate time internationally, and in his own party Sunak must contend with an increasingly vocal anti-China faction

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (centre) holds his first Cabinet meeting in Downing Street in London on October 26. Sunak will face pressure, especially within his own party, to take a hardline approach towards China. Photo: Pool Photo via AP
Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (centre) holds his first Cabinet meeting in Downing Street in London on October 26. Sunak will face pressure, especially within his own party, to take a hardline approach towards China. Photo: Pool Photo via AP
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