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Tim Collard
Tim Collard spent 20 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, half that time in China, serving as a trade and investment adviser and a political analyst; he also served as British Consul-General in Hamburg. He has now retired from diplomacy and works as a freelance writer on a variety of political and economic topics.
September 18, 2017
BRICS summit: Overcoming sluggish growth and threats to peace
The recent BRICS summit is part of a growing Chinese recognition that multilateralism doesn’t mean entanglement in risky alliances.
September 6, 2017
Trump's raising of the stakes in Afghanistan will affect China
President Donald Trump obviously hasn’t read his history books, judging by his latest foray into the tangled web of Afghan and Pakistan politics. This carelessness could cost him.
August 29, 2017
The China-EU relationship: Prospects and pitfalls
While it is logical and rational for China-EU relations to deepen, internal divisions and a lack of unity in the EU make it difficult to negotiate.
July 9, 2017
Could China and Russia hold the key to the Korean conundrum?
It is clear that China favors a regional solution to this problem, albeit one which fully respects resolutions of the UN Security Council.
June 30, 2017
Triumphal progress marked on 20th anniversary of HK's return to China
The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China is a good opportunity to reflect on the many achievements in the past two decades.
June 2, 2017
Li Keqiang meets EU leaders at a crucial juncture of global re-alignment
With U.S. President Donald Trump seemingly hell-bent on withdrawing his country from global leadership, China is moving to fill the void.
May 14, 2017
Beijing 'Belt and Road' Forum -- putting flesh on the bones
The weekend's events will serve to engage the rest of the world in shaping China's vision for the economic future and solving concerns together.
May 8, 2017
China joins the world's aviation premier league
The patient and safety concerned development of the C919 demonstrates China’s determination to compete at the highest level.
April 27, 2017
UK-China relations: still a role for Britain?
Working closely with China, Britain can still exert influence and live up to the old phrase of "punching above its weight."
April 7, 2017
President Xi in Florida - managing a difficult relationship
Not much should be expected from the Trump-Xi meeting, but if the American president is ready to take a more realistic approach to diplomacy, the foundations for a good relationship can be laid.
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