China-UK Relations

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UK High Court Ruling Rejects Complaint about Government Failure To Take Action on Uyghur Rights

Last week, a British judge ruled against a claim by human rights groups that the UK government was not taking appropriate action under specific UK statutes to address concerns about products made in Xinjiang with forced labor.

UK Government Announces Restrictions on Use of Chinese Security Cameras

Last week, UK Cabinet office minister Oliver Dowden announced that the UK will be restricting Chinese-made surveillance equipment from sensitive sites, including government buildings.

UK Government Blocks Chinese Purchase of Semiconductor Company

The UK government announced yesterday that it would order the reversal of the purchase of a UK semiconductor company by a Chinese-owned company.

UK Trade Policy Minister Visits Taiwan for Talks

The United Kingdom has announced that its trade minister will travel to Taiwan for talks on various issues related to access to the Taiwanese market and to increase collaboration on technology and innovation.

UK Government Sued on Xinjiang Forced/Prison Labor Imports

In a hearing before Britain’s High Court this week, a Uyghur rights group argued that the British government has failed to investigate the importation of cotton produced with forced labor in Xinjiang, in violation of UK law.

UK Extends Deadline to Remove Huawei from 5G Networks

Last week, a UK government department slightly modified the deadlines for its telecoms companies to remove Huawei products from its 5G network.

UK Blocks Hong Kong Company's Takeover of Electronic Design Firm

Last week, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, issued an order that prevents the acquisition of a UK electronic design firm by a Hong Kong company, on the basis that it "is necessary and proportionate to mitigate the risk to national security."
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