Sunak Will Have Trouble Improving U.K.-China Ties, Even if He Wanted To

Sunak Will Have Trouble Improving U.K.-China Ties, Even if He Wanted To
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Nov. 30, 2022 (AP photo by Alberto Pezzali).

This week, U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gave a speech that some commentators took as evidence that Sunak intends to soften London’s stance toward China. In reality, domestic politics and international events are unlikely to permit major changes to one of the most controversial aspects of British foreign policy.

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