Ian Williams and Vince Cable: China – Friend or Foe?


Join Ian Williams (foreign correspondent for Channel 4 and NBC news for over 25 years) and Sir Vince Cable (bestselling author and former leader of the Liberal Democrat Party)  as they discuss the construction of China’s surveillance state, and look at the broader threat this represents to the rest of us. Many other topical questions of global politics and economy will be examined, including the long history of relationships between China and the West, as well as the change in attitudes on both sides of the divide.

How to deal with an increasingly strident, aggressive Beijing is one of the biggest challenges facing the West in what has become a technological campaign of aggression. Can the West learn from its past mistakes and engage successfully with China on many common interests, or are we on the verge of a new Cold War? Hear the answer to this and many other important questions in this timely and informative event at Wimbledon BookFest.


A copy of The Chinese Conundrum and Every Breath You Take will be included with every pair of tickets.


Wednesday 15th September 2021, 8-9pm

Baillie Gifford Tent, Wimbledon Common


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Wednesday 15 Sep 2021 20:00 to Wednesday 15 Sep 2021 21:00
Baillie Gifford Tent, Wimbledon. United Kingdom