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Profiles in influence: Meet the UK’s China watchers

The rise of China as a superpower is fact, not future. The UK, which once billed itself as “China’s best partner in the West,” is caught between two contradictory responses: Seek closer ties with the world’s second largest economy, or confront it over humanitarian and political issues. The rest of the world will be watching the UK’s approach—and how China responds.
Illustration by Ricardo Santos