UKNCC is Great Britain's leading educational platform strengthening decision making and facilitating dialogue on China related affairs.
Our activities are designed to help people of the UK make clear sighted decisions on their engagement with China. In an era of an exponential rise of misinformation and uninformed debate, we differentiate 'the noise' from robust, evidenced and well constructed information.
The discourse on China is too often dominated by 'hawks' and 'apologists'. This can lead to over simplification and poor decision making. The UKNCC seeks to promote a fuller debate without entertaining extreme views or perpetuating false silos. China's role in issues of security, climate change, global health, trade and investment and human rights are interconnected concerns affecting government, business and civil society alike. It is only by bringing together and debating a plurality of views can the UK determine how best to engage.
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Frank Slevin, Chairman
Our vision is for a self-reliant UK, where decisions on our political, economic and cultural engagement with China are made through sophisticated, balanced debate drawing on robust research and commentary.
To promote understanding through research, debate and education across the UK’s nations and regions. We support those who are already, or could become, Britain’s leading talents on China.
We deliver impact by behaving, at all times, as a system builder. Our mission is best served by working with individuals and organisations who share our interest in the future of UK China relations.
Our goal is to drive curiosity and stimulate questioning in government, business and civil society, in order to help people across all of the UK answer the question of how to best understand and engage with China.
Our strategy is to build a trusted non-profit that assesses the rigour of commentary and research on China; convenes discussions at the regional and national level; and funds individuals and organisations doing great work on UK China issues.
As a non-profit organisation, we are flexible, open, questioning and relentless in the pursuit of improving understanding. We value rigour; independence; transparency and engagement.
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"Well informed debate and discussion on China related affairs is crucial for good decision making. China has become one of Britain’s most important bilateral relationships, as well as one of the largest geo-political challenges on the world stage today.
We need our politicians, business leaders and influencers in civil society to be as well informed on China as possible."
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, UKNCC Advisory Board Member