UK vs. US approach to dealing with China?

  • UK: Tactical (short-term) accommodation with strategic (long-term) economic aim (securing trade & investment relationship).
  • US: Tactical & strategic balance between accommodation (e.g. economics), pressure (e.g. human rights) & resistance (e.g. to Chinese maritime claims).
  • US concerned about UK sacrificing principle for commerce and withdrawing from international geopolitical stage.

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