China-UK Relations

Total 23 Posts

UK Deputy Prime Minister's Economic Security Speech Raises China Concerns

Last week, UK Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden gave a speech at Chatham House on economic security in which he indicated that the UK would be ratcheting up its efforts on national security reviews of inbound investment, outbound investment, and export controls.

UK Anti-Dumping Decision Examines Chinese Government Influence, Labor Policies

In a recent anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigation on optical fibre cables from China, the UK's Trade Remedy Authority (TRA) recommended imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and in its reasoning in the anti-dumping case it took into account Chinese government influence over the industry and labor policies.

Huawei Files Lawsuits against UK and Portugal

In recent months, there have been reports and commentary about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits by Huawei against the governments of both the United Kingdom and Portugal, as well as a lawsuit in domestic court against Portugal.

UK Commits To Remove Chinese Surveillance Equipment

The UK government announced yesterday that it would set a timeline for the removal of surveillance equipment produced by companies subject to China’s National Intelligence Law from sensitive central government sites.

Former UK Prime Minister Truss Speaks in Taiwan, Calls for "Economic NATO", Blocking China from CPTPP

Former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, who previously served as International Trade Secretary and Foreign Secretary, gave a speech yesterday at the Prospect Foundation in Taiwan, entitled "Taiwan: On the Frontline of Freedom and Democracy," in which she called for "an economic NATO" involving "coordination

UK Fines TikTok £12.7 Million for Misusing Children’s Data

Last week, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a £12,700,000 fine on TikTok for "a number of breaches of data protection law, including failing to use children’s personal data lawfully."

CFIUS/UK Authorities Approve Chinese Purchase of Pharmaceutical Company

Nine months after reports of a security review by U.S./UK investment screening officials, the acquisition by a company with Chinese links of a U.S./UK pharmaceutical company has been approved by both governments.
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