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I wasn't overly confident of the chances of the US and EU working meaningfully together on China. But such sanctions are likely to make it a lot easier.

And China's economy is not so strong as to not need good trading relations with EU and US.
Quite an interesting time in China's economic development, as they're hoping to move up the value chain from electricals made on behalf of others to more sophisticated products and Chinese brands in "Made in China 2025". cfr.org/backgrounder/m…
There have to be big questions about the compatibility of a political system which puts the party ahead of any other interest with the need to develop strong commercially trusted brands. I'm as yet unconvinced.
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This is bitterly disappointing, a low blow.

Last week @BarHumanRights, in supporting the #GenocideAmendment, restated its concern that the Govt position - to maintain the status quo - may be used to justify inaction in the face of credible evidence that genocide is occurring.
See the full text of our @BarHumanRights statement supporting #GenocideAmendment.

It allows courts to do what they do well- adjudicate on the facts - & Parliament to take informed decisions on the basis of a preliminary legal determination.
Any proposal by govt to substitute a judicial determination of genocide for one by @CommonsForeign is circular. The Committee *already* has that power, it has used it before & been ignored. The long-standing govt position is a court determination is required.
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MPs will soon be voting on the *revised* #GenocideAmendment.

In the following thread I’ll be posting everything you need to know and some useful resources 👇🏻

[A THREAD]
The Genocide Amendment is an all-party amendment to the Trade Bill. The aim is to ensure the UK does not trade on preferential terms with genocidal states.

The amendment is limited in scope. It only applies to bilateral trade agreements (BTAs).
So why is it needed?

Currently, the UK cannot revoke BTAs on the basis the counter-party is committing genocide without first a determination of genocide.
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