With the China-US trade conflict dominating headlines, BritCham will hold a debate to argue in what position the dispute leaves the UK. In May of 2019 the British Government gave the green light to Huawei to be involved in the construction of the UK's 5G network. This news was met with condemnation from the Trump administrations. Threats of an uncoupling of intelligence sharing have lead to questions being raised as to whether the UK can strike a balance between these two competing nations. Join BrithCham as two panels of experts go head to head to debate whether the UK can stay neutral as the dispute continues. The debate will follow the Oxford style format, with the audience deciding the outcome.
Debate Motion: "In the US-China trade war, the UK will need to choose a side."
*The debate is off the record. The winner of the debate will be the team that presents their arguments best. The arguments do not actually have to represent the panelist actually beliefs.
Senior Consultant at Beijing North Head Consulting Co.,Ltd
Political and Economic Affairs Commentator at BBC & CGTN
China Tech Correspondent at Financial Times
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