Thursday, May 4, 2023

UK Getting New China-Focused Think Tank

Here is more from Politico:

The China Strategic Risks Institute (CSRI), set to launch on May 10 at an event in the U.K. House of Lords, aims to focus the debate on China around the risks and opportunities of its global rise, and away from the split between China hawks and Golden Era supporters, its Deputy Director Andrew Yeh said.

Recent years have seen a host of advocacy groups flood the zone in Westminster. The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and Hong Kong Watch have made real inroads. But Yeh, a co-founder of Labour Friends of Taiwan, says CSRI will aim to focus on research and briefings.


In terms of funding, CSRI is reportedly targeting grant-making organizations funding research into foreign policy as well as private donations.