Fundraiser: Getting China Wrong — An Evening With Sir Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Vince Cable and Edward Lucas, both leaders within their respective fields, come together to provide gripping, insightful and accessible insights into UK-China relations.


The exposure of an alleged Chinese agent at Westminster has highlighted the controversy over the country's relationship with the People's Republic.

The Cities of London & Westminster Liberal Democrats are pleased to host this topical discussion on a vital issue that touches foreign and domestic policy.


Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is the author of The China Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict, a book that argues against a US-led “cold war” with China.

"Snubbing modern China will do nothing for human rights, domestic security or global stability. We should be committed to working with and influencing this rising superpower – without illusions, but also without fear.” he says.

Edward Lucas, prospective parliamentary candidate for the Cities of London & Westminster, is the former editor of the China Influence Monitor, a weekly newsletter that exposes and counters Chinese Communist Party influence in the West.

He coined the phrase “Hegemonic Discourse Control” to describe Chinese Communist Party attempts to silence critics and control discussion. “Our media, academic and political freedom are at risk” he argues.

So who’s wrong? Are the “China-hawks” creating an unnecessary and fruitless confrontation? Or are the “China-doves” paving the way to the West’s eclipse by a totalitarian superpower? 

Come and decide for yourself, following an evening of simmering discussion.

There will be a signing and copies of The China Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict will be on sale at the event.


This is a fundraising event and while we have made some great strides, our goal is yet to be accomplished. With your financial support, we really believe we can win! 

If you would like to come, please RSVP promptly. Our previous event “Kremlin Kleptocrats and how to counter them” with Bill Browder was sold out quickly!


Friday 11th February, 2022 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Drinks from 6:00pm (cash bar) | Event begins at 7:00pm


National Liberal Club
1 Whitehall Place
London, SW1A 2HE

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If you were unable to attend in person, you can watch the livestream below


We ask all guests to be double vaccinated and to take a lateral flow test on the day. If positive, please do not attend the event. Please wear a mask to protect everyone. Thank you! 


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February 11, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
National Liberal Club
1 Whitehall Pl
London SW1A 2HE
United Kingdom
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