China Committee: China and risks in the Taiwan strait and elsewhere

On 14th December, we were delighted to host in the chamber with this in-person China Committee session to heard from Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Research Professor of Political Science, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, about his analysis on 'China and the risks in the Taiwan strait and elsewhere'.

During this China Committee session, Prof Cabestan shared his view on some complicated international relations issues, and the latest updates on the Taiwan Strait. Other key relationships with China’s neighbouring countries were also be discussed – with Japan regarding the Senkaku-Diaoyu area, and with India regarding the Sino-Indian border and the South China Sea. He also shed light on the competition between China and the US, the China-US rivalry, and analyse the possibility armed conflict in the near future.