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SACU Public Event: UK-China Relations: Finding the way forward for cooperation in difficult times

September 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding

SACU Public Event

US-China relations are deteriorating alarmingly, and the UK government has allowed itself to get drawn into the growing crisis.  Yet over recent decades, relations of cooperation between the UK and China have grown firm roots, building interdependencies across many fields, to the great benefit of both sides.

SACU has invited a panel of speakers with differing areas of expertise, but all with long-standing experience of working with Chinese counterparts, to discuss their experiences and their views on the value, the challenges and the benefits of cooperating with China, as well as the prospects, in these problematic times, for their continuing cooperation into the future.

We are delighted that Dr. Ruby Wang, Michael Wood, Graham Perry and Kerry Brown will speak and share their experiences and views on Cooperation.




Dr. Ruby Wang is a UK Medical Doctor working on the NHS frontline.  Incoming China Head of Programme Delivery for Health and Life Sciences for the FCO at the British Embassy in Beijing.



Graham Perry has made 70+ China visits as a businessman at the Guangzhou Trade Fairs, negotiating with China’s Trade Corporations. Visiting Professor of Dispute Resolution at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He has also been an active Vice-Chairman of SACU.



Professor Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London.  From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the FCO and as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing. He is the author of almost 20 books on modern Chinese politics.



Professor Michael Wood is currently Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. Since 2013 he has made a dozen visits to China making films, chiefly for the six-part Story of China. His new book, The Story of China, is due for publication in September 2020. Michael is SACU’s President.




We will hear from our Panel about Cooperation between China and UK in the fields of science and medicine; film making; business and academic spheres and will get an opportunity to question our Panel via the Q&A function in Zoom.


Please join us!

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Zoë Reed
Chair SACU










我们非常荣幸邀请到Ruby Wang医生; Michael Wood教授; Graham Perry和Kerry Brown教授作为与会嘉宾与我们分享他们对英中合作的经验和观点。



Dr. Ruby WangNHS一线工作医生,英国驻北京大使馆新任外交部卫生和生命科学项目执行主任。






Graham Perry,北京对外经济贸易大学争议解决客座教授,英中了解协会副主席。作为经商人士到访中国70余次,多次参与广交会以及中国公司的贸易谈判。





Professor Kerry Brown伦敦大学国王学院中国研究所所长,中国研究教授。1998年至2005年,在英国外交部工作,任英国驻北京大使馆担任一等秘书。已出版近20本关于现代中国政治研究的著作。




Professor Michael Wood,英国曼彻斯特大学公共历史学教授,英中了解协会主席。自2013年以来,他多次前往中国拍摄电影、纪录片,致力于讲述中国故事,最近一部在英国广播电视台BBC播出的《杜甫》引发广泛关注和赞赏。他的新书《中国的故事》将于2020年9月出版。




本次活动中,我们将积极听取各位专家在科学、医学、电影制作以及学术文化等各个领域的中英合作的经验, 并欢迎各位参与者通过Zoom答疑功能进行提问。








Zoë Reed
Chair SACU




September 1, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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