What is the prospect of a UK-China trade deal after a no-deal Brexit, ask John Ryan (LSE)? Johnson will have to choose sides when the US-China trade confrontation resumes – an accord with one may mean discord with the other. In the end, however, the US-UK relationship is destined to be more “special” than the UK-China one. Whenever London is forced to choose, it will side with the US.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/04/22/brexit-to-china-if-forced-london-will-choose-washington-over-beijing/