Developing Labour’s China policy for 2024

Posted on 28-06-20 by David Lawrence Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 1
Attached is a longer briefing which details 5 key challenges raised by China, and how Labour must respond to them. The top lines are:
  • China's geopolitical, economic and military ascendency is undeniable. The UK, along with other Western powers, must adapt and respond to an increasingly aggressive, uncooperative and autocratic Communist Party regime.
  • Labour must urgently develop a comprehensive and coherent China policy, based on multilateralism, social democratic values and realism.
  • Responding to one of the greatest political challenges of our time is not only prudent for a government in-waiting, but also an opportunity to hold the Conservative government to account for its failure to agree on a robust approach towards China.
  • In particular, Labour must respond to the challenges posed by (1) the suppression of political freedom in Hong Kong; (2) the persecution and internment of ethnic and religious minorities, particularly Uighers; (3) national security and China's increased military aggression; (4) the Belt and Road Initiative; (5) the use of soft power and foreign political interference.


Referring to: International

The International Policy Commission develops Labour’s international policy. It is responsible for foreign policy, international development and defence.

Latest comments Post a comment

Got something to say? Please leave your comments here about the content on this page.

Content of comments is the responsibility of the poster, and their appearance on this website does not imply endorsement by the Labour Party.

    Labour party member MP Shadow Cabinet Member
    NPF Rep MEP NPF rep has replied
    Councillor Peer Labour Guest