Climate Change

UKNCC delivered its annual Climate Change forum which is focussed on potential bilateral cooperation in cities transition to hydrogen energy.

Co-organised with Manchester China Forum (MCF) and the Chinese Consul in Manchester, the Forum showcases progress made by stakeholders over the year and explores options for future collaboration.

Keynote speeches:

  • H.E. Mr Zheng Zeguang, Chinese Ambassador to the U.K.
  • Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council
  • Long Liangwen, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Wuhan Municipal People’s Congress
  • His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China, Lewis Neal 

The forum was attended by a delegation from Wuhan Municipal People’s Government (武汉市人民政府) and business leaders and academicians working on the development of hydrogen solutions.

Advisory Board appointment

Rahul Sinha joins the UKNCC Advisory Board this month. Rahul has the distinction of being the first American member of the Board and comes with a wealth of experience in economics and strategy.

A former Chair of Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties) Rahul has worked with a variety of charities, philanthropic organisations and enterprises. He brings particular expertise in the measurement of social impact.

The Advisory Board, chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG KC, provides insight and guidance in support of UKNCC’s educational programmes and Pathfinder Dialogues – strengthening understanding and engagement.

Does the UK now have a China strategy?

In this issue of the Guest Contributor Programme we asked Winnie King at University of Bristol and Ruby Osman & Edward Knight at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change for their perspectives.

We help leaders make better decisions on China by providing
Educational Programmes Pathfinder Dialogues.

How are China’s security-driven actions affecting Foreign Business?

First published by The Wire China, in this op-ed, co-founding Director of UK National Committee on China (UKNCC) and Senior Associate Fellow of Royal United Service Institute (RUSI), Andrew Cainey, offers his perspectives on this question.


The views expressed are of the author and do not represent those of UKNCC as an organisation or of other individuals associated with it.

What to expect?

In this issue of the UKNCC Guest Contributor Programme authors Dr. Ammar A. Malik and Clementine Pippa Ebel explore different aspects of China’s Belt & Road Initiative.

To read or download click here.

The UK National Committee on China (UKNCC) Guest Contributor Programme highlights contrasting responses, by leading authors, to key questions posed by the UKNCC. The programme is designed to stimulate a deeper exploration of China related issues; drive curiosity; and test conventional wisdom.