“But recent months have shown how populist and protectionist politics can disrupt international relations and increase trade risk,” he said, calling on Britain and China to “resist this urge.” A possible trade deal is possible, but it depends on very skilful diplomacy as Britain weaves between the US, the EU and China. China will also have to take a firm break so that concessions to Britain, such as better access to British financial and legal services, will be worth it, while at home we will make it clear that an agreement with China will create tangible prosperity without compromising liberal values. An agreement in exchange for pressure on politicians or the press to avoid discussions on topics such as the importance of maintaining the independence of the judiciary and a free press in Hong Kong would generally be considered too high a price. On the other hand, the United Kingdom is on the sidelines. It has burned its relations with Brussels and Beijing in a very short period of time, which account for more than 40% of the world economy. Noriko Hama, an economics professor at Kyoto`s Doshisha University, said that both London and Tokyo had chosen to avoid “avoiding the difficult issue” and quickly reach an agreement on bilateral trade, which was politically beneficial for the leaders of both countries. “To live through this uncertainty, we need constructive bilateral and multilateral dialogue and engagement. Only by cooperating with all countries can we face the risk of a severe economic recession and other global challenges,” he concludes. As a result, the trade agreement between the EU and China and the companies of Pompeo in London show two very different geopolitical paths, one is reasonable, the other is suicidal. Once the economic alliance is in place, Japan also hopes to deepen its security alliance with the UK and its partners. It hopes that London will play a greater role in security in the Far East and ultimately deploy military units in the Indo-Pacific region, a strategy aimed at curbing China`s expansionist policies in the region. Japan and Britain are due to sign a bilateral free trade agreement on Friday, the UK`s first major trade deal as an independent trading country.
Currently, only 3.5% of UK exports go to China. We are currently doing more with Ireland. Much of the $22 billion we sell to China is made up of vehicles and medical and pharmaceutical products. Britain`s huge services economy still has limited access to China. But China has the world`s second largest economy and is expected to remain a powerful economic magnet for exporters and investors in the coming decades. What are the chances of a trade deal with Beijing when Brexit takes place in a matter of days? “Of course, the main reason for his visit was to discuss Brexit and the new free trade agreement between London and Tokyo, but China was certainly on the agenda and Japan is very keen to strengthen security ties with Britain and the United States to counter China`s rise,” said Go Ito , Professor of International Relations at Meiji University in Tokyo. Of course, there are disagreements and disagreements, but there is also sobriety and realism. The EU remains convinced that it can defend its values and defend its values while maintaining a principle of commitment and cooperation with China, instead of pursuing the unfettered mantra of neo-cold and mcCarthyist politics.