British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Rana Mitter

Boris Johnson is testing China with Britain’s foreign policy ambiguities

  • The UK’s Integrated Review on Foreign and Security policy is unclear about what Britain wants from China, but that is part of the point
  • Meanwhile, if Britain is serious about getting closer to Asia it must show it is in for the long haul – and should begin by supporting language studies

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP
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Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford and author of A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World and China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival