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As a key UK trading partner, the government should tread carefully when addressing the very real risks posed by China.
China’s new restrictions on gallium and germanium exports, in response to Western curbs on semiconductor equipment exports, could disrupt Western tech manufacturing. These elements, key in semiconductors and devices like smartphones, are predominantly supplied by China.
The recent visits of Volodymyr Zelensky to his European allies to seek military and diplomatic support for the war against Russia was a success as Germany, France, and Britain have agreed to provide Ukraine with more weapons and equipment for its counter-offensive.
Emerging powers like Brazil, India, and South Africa are unhappy with the current global power structure and seek more recognition and influence. The West should offer more incentives to these countries to support its stance on Ukraine.
According to recent UN population estimates, India has overtaken China as the world’s most populous country.
The Chinese ambassador to France told French media that the Baltic EU states which broke away after the end of the Cold War remain legally part of Russia. China is evidently no longer disguising its position in the Ukraine-Russia War. – Today’s political cartoon by FM Hansen.