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  • Friday, February 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 34 rsvps
    National Liberal Club in London , United Kingdom

    Vince Cable

    Vince Cable

    Vince Cable and Edward Lucas debate UK-China relations


    The exposure of an alleged Chinese agent at Westminster has highlighted the controversy over the country's relationship with the People's Republic.

    The Cities of London & Westminster Liberal Democrats are pleased to host this topical discussion on a vital issue that touches foreign and domestic policy.

    Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is the author of The China Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict, a book that argues against a US-led “cold war” with China.

    "Snubbing modern China will do nothing for human rights, domestic security or global stability. We should be committed to working with and influencing this rising superpower – without illusions, but also without fear.” he says.

    Edward Lucas, prospective parliamentary candidate for the Cities of London & Westminster, is the former editor of the China Influence Monitor, a weekly newsletter that exposes and counters Chinese Communist Party influence in the West.

    He coined the phrase “Hegemonic Discourse Control” to describe Chinese Communist Party attempts to silence critics and control discussion. “Our media, academic and political freedom are at risk” he argues.

    So who’s wrong? Are the “China-hawks” creating an unnecessary and fruitless confrontation? Or are the “China-doves” paving the way to the West’s eclipse by a totalitarian superpower? 

    Come and decide for yourself, following an evening of simmering discussion.

    Signed copies of The China Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict will be on sale.



    Please RSVP promptly. Our previous event “Kremlin Kleptocrats and how to counter them” with Bill Browder was sold out quickly!


    Friday 11th February, 2022 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

    Drinks from 6:00pm (cash bar) | Event begins at 7:00pm


    National Liberal Club
    1 Whitehall Place
    London, SW1A 2HE

    To register, click link at bottom of page 👇

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    We ask all guests to be double vaccinated and to take a lateral flow test on the day. If positive, please do not attend the event. Please wear a mask to protect everyone. Thank you! 


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