China: National Security

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th November 2020.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Chair, Defence Committee, Chair, Defence Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the types of threats posed by China; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Department keeps the threats from, and opportunities for cooperation with, China under regular review. China's production of an increasingly wide array of advanced weapons systems and its willingness to challenge the international rules-based system to suit its interests present a growing challenge for the UK and its allies.

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