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Living with the Dragon

How have recent British governments handled our relationship with China? Nick Robinson, who reported on official UK visits to China, casts light on the risks and the rewards.

How have recent British governments handled the UK's relationship with China and what does this tell us about the way to live with China today? Nick Robinson talks to former leading politicians, diplomats and officials to cast light on the risks and the rewards. Drawing on his personal experience reporting on prime ministerial visits to China, he recalls telling encounters and the challenges they reveal.

Contributors:
Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister
Rt. Hon. George Osborne, former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rt. Hon. David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary
Lord Charles Powell, former Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Margaret Thatcher
Lord Stewart Wood, former adviser to Gordon Brown
Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former National Security Adviser
Sir Craig Oliver, former Downing Street Director of Communications
Tom Fletcher CMG, former Downing Street Foreign Policy Adviser
John Gerson CMG, former adviser on China to Margaret Thatcher
Katherine Morton, Professor of Global Affairs, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff
Nick Timothy, former Downing Street Chief of Staff

Presenter: Nick Robinson
Producer: Sheila Cook

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