China: Engage – Avoid the New Cold World War

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy

Online public event


Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh


Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Andrés Velasco

China’s political and economic relations have rapidly deteriorated in 2020, especially with the USA and the UK. A crucial issue for the future is whether this is a passing phase, caused by temporary shocks like the COVID pandemic and the personalities of leaders, or could it be the beginning of a new Cold War. This event will launch Sir Vince Cable's book of the same name.

Sir Vince Cable was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade in the UK's coalition government 2010-15. Drawing on his extensive experience working with Chinese counterparts, Sir Vince’s new book analyses ongoing trends and calls for realism and pragmatism in relations with China.  

'Policy Reform in the Making' is a new series from the Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy under its Maryam Forum Transformational Leadership Initiative.  It features original contributions from prominent policymakers, particularly in emerging and developing economies on how to reform and how to manage crisis situations. The series provides uniquely insightful material that can inspire reformers, along with academics and students.

Vince Cable, Professor in Practice Institute of Global Affairs.

Linda Yueh, Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission. She is the author of several books, including The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today and China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower.

Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, LSE.

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