The PM says our relationship w #China will be characterised by 'robust pragmatism'.
That won't help biz, universities, journalists or activists facing difficult choices over China.
I told the Minister we don't need another hollow slogan, we need the long-promised China Strategy pic.twitter.com/CpRfcTCU0U
— Chi Onwurah ? (@ChiOnwurah) November 30, 2022
Last night, the Prime Minister said that our relationship with China would be characterised by “robust pragmatism”. I have no idea what that means, and nor, I expect, do tech start-ups trying to decide about Chinese investment; universities looking at Chinese funding; journalists trying to decide how to cover Chinese stories; businesses looking at their supply chains and market strategies; and Chinese activists risking their lives. Is it not time that we had the long-promised China strategy, not just another hollow slogan?