China’s diplomacy: what sort of ‘Community of Shared Future for Mankind’ and what might it mean for Taiwan?

The Taiwan Studies Programme (TSP) is delighted to announce a Public Lecture by Charlie Parton OBE, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute and Consultant Owner for China Ink.

Charlie Parton spent 22 years of his 37 year diplomatic career working in or on China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In his final posting he was seconded to the EU Delegation in Beijing, where, as First Counsellor until late 2016, he focused on Chinese politics and internal developments, and advised the EU and Member States on how China’s politics might affect their interests. He has also had postings in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Libya and Mali.

In 2017, he returned to Beijing for four months as Adviser to the British Embassy to cover the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress. He is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and was a Specialist Adviser on China to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee for its recent China Inquiry.  He runs his own advisory company on China, China Ink, and is a trustee of the environmental NGO Chinadialogue.

This event will take place 4-6pm on Thursday 21 November in B7 Hemsley, University Park.

Attendance is free and all are welcome.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.

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