UK-China R&D Collaboration


How can, and how should, the UK collaborate with China on R&D? That was the question which the Foundation explored at its event on 27 April 2022. The meeting discussed the current state of R&D collaboration between the UK and China and the importance of each country to the other’s research community. It also explored how UK researchers and institutions needed to have a clear idea of where, and where not, to partner with China – and for this to be part of their wider strategy.

To discuss all these issues, the Foundation for Science and Technology brought together: Minister Yang Xiaoguang, Minister and First Staff Member, Embassy of China in the UK; the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin, author of China vs America: A Warning; Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International; and Professor Christopher Smith, Executive Chair of the Arts & Humanities Research Council and UKRI International Champion.

A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event are available on the FST website at: