A major report urges the UK to make a significant post-Brexit tilt towards the Indian Ocean region, which combines military, financial and diplomatic resources for China’s post-1945 global governance. Major has built a large democratic counterweight for increasing risk.
The report, prepared by a group of British politicians advocating for the right to a think tank policy exchange and endorsed by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, represents a significant shift in British foreign policy thinking.
The UK and the EU have agreed on the need for a new role for the UK, dedicated to helping the Pacific countries stand with the Republic, free trade with the help of the high seas and Beijing through a censored internet.
The report is deliberately designed to “summarize its manifesto for what the world looks like in the 2020s and beyond.”
Last week’s increase in defense spending and a summer reshuffle in the UK’s foreign and aid budgets require a major reshuffle – these proposals set the UK as a country committed to challenging China’s dictatorial model. Will be It proposes that the Indo-Pacific countries abide by the 21st Century Charter for Democracy in accordance with the Atlantic Charter signed by the United Kingdom and the United States in 1941.
In the region, which accounts for half of world economic output and more than half of the world’s population, the report envisages the UK working with allies such as Australia, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Is.
Under the supervision of former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, he will also have the support of the current Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.
Critics of this strategy will argue that the UK is long-lasting in the region – both France and Germany have published the Indo-Pacific strategy, and the UK’s intentions go beyond its resources and relevance.
But Abe writes: “The UK can work with countries across the region to uphold the democratic values of multinational corporations developed in recent years and to support multinational corporations. On the security front, the British military and in particular But the Royal Navy will have a welcome presence in the Pacific Ocean.
The report argues: “Contradictions to some of the existing statements about friendly countries coming across the IPR, the perceived irrelevant issues after the Brexit in the UK. [Indo-Pacific region] They are anxious to see more British involvement in their part of the world.
“To make the UK fully global, the Indian Ocean region, which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the East Pacific and the Atlantic, should be a priority.”
The report says that, since the early 2010s, the UK has focused less on trade with China and has failed to see the rise of Asia, not only through China but also through many associations.
He says the Indo-China leanings are about the UK regaining “its ancient role as one of the trustees of the multilateral consensus on regional discipline”.
The United Kingdom recognizes the growing strategic rivalry between the two competing views of the regional order presented by China and the United States. Britain does not want a new Cold War, but it will defend its interests at home and abroad.
At the same time, he said, the British government could not take a neutral stand between Beijing and Washington, nor could it lead itself to a new “unconnected” movement of smaller states in opposition to the region’s two major powers. Should look like
“The UK must adhere to accepted principles of global crisis co-operation, openness, respect for the rule of law and conduct in conferences with the United States and like-minded countries in the Indian Ocean and beyond.”
The UK has a responsibility to “combat the threats that attack the pillars of the principles and rules of the international system after 1945. The system that the UK was required to form and whose demise threatened the country’s security and prosperity.” It will have a negative effect. “
As part of the inclination, the UK will apply for membership in the Regional Free Trade Partnership, seek to join the current US, India, Australia and Japan security dialogue and increase its military capabilities at bases such as Diego Garcia. Will
“The UK Government should ensure that the Royal Navy’s assets, RAF aircraft and troops (including Special Forces) / Royal Marine personnel receive an annual UK military presence in the IPR (both operational and training missions). Extend deployment. “
The Chinese city will present London’s financial offer through an investment initiative in the Indo-Pacific to create a clear alternative to the Belt and Road initiative. The project was adopted by China in 2013 to invest in about 70 countries and international organizations.
The Indo-Pacific Multinational Investment Treaty also proposes to protect investors from Chinese discrimination and allow investors to mediate under international law.
In it, the UK envisions working not only in the former colony of Hong Kong, but also as a regional champion for human rights, but also to promote and strengthen democratic values in the region.
In the case of Hong Kong, the report suggests that Chinese Communist Party officials are now subject to sanctions for their role in undermining the region’s sovereignty.
The move, which would further alienate China, called for the UK to begin normalizing relations with Taiwan, especially on global issues such as cybersecurity and health.
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