UK Pressure Mounts on Rishi Sunak to Label China a Threat Amidst Security Review

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing increasing pressure from backbench MPs to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and designate China as a “threat” in the country’s global security review. The call for a tougher stance comes amid mounting concerns over the UK’s capability to deal with suspected Chinese spy balloons.

While Sunak signalled an end to the “golden era” of UK-China relations in November, he is under increasing pressure to take a more hawkish approach in his review, scheduled for March 7th. This follows the formal designation of China as “the most serious long-term threat to our values and way of life” by Liz Truss in October. These developments come as Tory grandee Iain Duncan Smith joins Uyghur activists in accusing the Chinese governor of Xinjiang of murder in response to reports of his visit to the UK.

Written by: Relaks Radio

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