The British Prime Minister has said at the G20 summit in Bali that China “poses a systemic challenge” to the UK’s economic security and Britain will continue to support Taiwan, and insisted that China must not be kept out of any talks.
Speaking to reported Rishi Sunak said that China “poses a systemic challenge to our values and interests.
“China is undoubtedly the biggest state-based threat to our economic security.
“I think that view, by the way, is highly aligned with our allies.”
Sunak added, “China is an indisputable fact of the global economy and we’re not going to be able to resolve shared global challenges like climate change, or public health, or indeed actually dealing with Russia and Ukraine, without having a dialogue with them.”
He was asked if the UK should arm Taiwan now over the threat of war with China, Sunak said, “We’re looking at all of these policies as part of our refresh of the integrated review.
“Our policy on Taiwan is obviously there should be no unilateral change to the status and there should be a peaceful resolution to that situation.
“We stand ready to support Taiwan as we do in standing up to Chinese aggression.”