China-nomics Discussion in Parliament
On 23 June, the Young Fabian China Programme continued with a panel discussion in parliament on the implications of the growing economic impact of China.
Jonathan Fenby, former Editor of The Observer and the South China Morning Post opened the event by placing recent developments placed into a historical context. Lise Bertelson, Executive Director of the China-Britain Business Council gave an account of the business perspective, whilst Tim Page, Senior Policy Advisor at the TUC spoke about their recent report The Way of the Dragon. The event was chaired by the Young Fabians International Officer Joel Mullan.
The discussion and subsequent Q+A covered a wide range of issues, including the significance of the recent visit by the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the visibility of British business within China, sources of potential growth in trade, and the implications of increasing Chinese assertiveness.
This event is part of a wider programme on the UK-China relationship.