Sunak wants to take tough action against China: ‘Enough is enough’. Rishi Sunak, former British finance minister and candidate to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister of the United Kingdom, has said that as prime minister he will hit China hard. According to Sunak, that country is the “number one threat’ to domestic and global security.
,Enough is enough. “For too long, politicians in Britain and the West have rolled out the red carpet and turned a blind eye to China’s shameful activities and ambitions,” Sunak said. ,,I will change this on day one of my premiership.” Previously, Sunak’s opponent Liz Truss, former Secretary of state, accused him of taking a weak position against China and Russia.
One of the measures Sunak says he wants to take against China is to close the thirty Confucius Institutes in Great Britain, with which, according to him, China is trying to exert influence through cultural and language programs. Sunak also wants to “kick China out of our universities” by forcing higher education institutions to disclose foreign donations of more than 50,000 pounds.
Sunak also wants to use the British intelligence service MI5 to counter Chinese espionage and set up a “NATO-like” alliance to tackle Chinese threats in the online world.