FAST FIVE: UK PM Sunak Says "Golden Era" With China Is Over, Rejects "Cold War Rhetoric"
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaking at the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall in central London on Nov.
'Robust Pragmatism' Sunak spoke against what he called “short termism or wishful thinking,” saying the UK's adversaries and competitors plan for the long term.
Citing the government's recent decision to order a Chinese-owned company to sell the UK's biggest microchip company it had acquired, as well his recent visit to Indonesia, Sunak said the UK, the United States, Australia, Japan, and many others will “manage the sharpening competition” with diplomacy, engagement, and improving resilience, particularly economic security.
More details will be set out in the government's updated Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy, Sunak said.
And we don't want to see our fantastic journalists like [Edward Lawrence] beaten on the streets of China, [and] that they have to recognize and respect human rights,” Kearns said.