President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Kerry Brown
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Asian Angle by Kerry Brown

UK will talk up Huawei to China, then back the US like always

  • Mired in Brexit and desperate for friends outside Europe, Britain is keen to court Chinese investment. But as the UK’s decision to send a warship to the South China Sea shows, its warm words are likely to be empty ones

President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, and an associate on Chatham House’s Asia-Pacific Programme.