Friend or Foe?

Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Friend or Foe?

20 July 2020

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Produced by: Maryam Maznorzuhairi
Presented by: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Wong Shou Ning

UK- China relations are now in deep freeze after the UK government banned the use of 5G technology with the Chinese warning of retaliation. Can the UK afford to antagonize China when there is USD88 billion worth of trade annually and Chinese involvement in key industries that includes UK nuclear power plants? Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, at The Economist Intelligence Unit attempts to answer those questions and more.

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