Insight Report

The UK National Committee on China How should the UK view China’s technological rise?

16 Nov 2021

As an opportunity: The case for British engagement in China


The UK National Committee on China (UKNCC) Guest Contributor Programme highlights contrasting responses, by leading authors, to key questions posed by the UKNCC. The programme is designed to stimulate a deeper exploration of China related issues; drive curiosity; and test conventional wisdom.

This issue highlights Benjamin Speyer, Founder & CEO at Serica and Chair of BritCham Shanghai’s Technology & Innovation Committee, and his views on:

  • From copycat to innovator
  • Why we need China
  • What opportunities does this present to the UK?
  • Mitigating challenges and risks
  • The technology sector is not a monolith
  • Our relations with China are not binary

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