Today

Cabinet split grows over China’s role in UK’s electric car industry

The UK’s electric car supply chain is too vulnerable to Chinese influence, some senior Conservatives believe Read more on independent.co.uk



Yesterday

BBC calls on China to stop attacks on journalists following harassment in Henan

Angry crowd harangued reporters from Europe and the US after being encouraged by Communist Party group Read more on independent.co.uk


Is China sending warnings to Taiwan and Britain with latest military drills?

Beijing regards Taiwan as a breakaway province and has held 20 naval exercises involving elements of island capture in the first half of 2021. Read more on scmp.com


Ministers urged to review China’s nuclear role in UK

The government is facing fresh calls to review the involvement of China’s state nuclear group in the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative Read more on thetimes.co.uk


British aircraft carrier under China’s gaze as it enters disputed waters in South China Sea

The Carrier Strike Group is moving ‘lawfully’ and will not be ‘provocative’, the MoD said Read more on telegraph.co.uk


Boris Johnson trade adviser expects Chinese bid for UK semiconductor firm will be blocked

‘Unwise’ to give Beijing control over technological assets, warns former Australian PM Read more on independent.co.uk



This week

The Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea | Council on Geostrategy

Dr Bill Hayton examines the People’s Republic of China’s potential responses to the presence of the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea Read more on geostrategy.org.uk


British state could buy stake in Sizewell nuclear plant to keep China out

Boris Johnson has been warned that Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation could be put at risk if he pushes ahead with plans to bar China’s state-owned energy company from building Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Britain Announces Permanent Warships in Asia Ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Visit to Japan, Tokyo Decouples Taiwan From China Map – Vision Times

On July 20, Britain declared that it would soon be deploying warships in Asian waters. The deployment would come after aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and escort ships sail to Japan in September, traversing the South China Sea where Beijing is seeking to assert its dominance. Read more on visiontimes.com


UK could block China state nuclear firm from future power projects – report

The change in Britain’s stance could affect the £20bn Sizewell C project in Suffolk and may also affect proposals for a new plant at Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex, it was reported. Read more on news.sky.com


China’s nuclear power firm could be blocked from UK projects

Ministers understood to be exploring ways to exclude state-owned China General Nuclear from involvement in all future UK activity Read more on theguardian.com


U.K. Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Now on the Edge of the South China Sea – USNI News

KUALA LUMPUR — The Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group is making its way into the South China Sea with some ships already there ahead of carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08). Read more on news.usni.org



Last week

Microchip-maker sale to China bigger UK threat than Huawei – ex-cyber boss

Ciaran Martin was chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre until August. Read more on standard.co.uk


Britain’s risky gamble in South China Sea

By sending an aircraft carrier strike group through disputed waters, London is inviting confrontation, whether by accident or design Read more on scmp.com


London Welcomes Hongkongers ‘With Open Arms’

Sadiq Khan has sent a message of support to Hongkongers fleeing the Chinese regime’s crackdown. The mayor of London says the city will welcome them with open arms. Read more on ntd.com