Silk Road Century: BRI meets Rules Based Order

The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne MP
(Shadow Digital Minister, Labour Front Bench)

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 1pm
The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre, China Centre

As the IMF warns leaders once more to find ways to overcome their populist pressures and redouble efforts to improve trade, can the UK and China provide a path through? China's ambitions for BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) are well known. Britain's concepts of a ‘rules based order’ are still sketchy. But can we combine the ideas to make progress across what will soon become the world's most important trade zone? And if so, how?

The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill, a writer, reformer and campaigner. A former Cabinet Minister, Liam served in the Home Office, Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Before politics, Liam was a Fulbright scholar at the Harvard Business School. Today, Liam chairs the cross-party think tank on progressive economics, Inclusive Growth and is Shadow Digital Minister.

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