Author profile: Kerry Brown

Dr Kerry Brown is a Professor of Chinese Studies and the Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London. His areas of interest are on modern Chinese politics, Chinese political economic and Chinese relations with the UK and the EU. He is the author of over 20 books on contemporary Chinese politics and international relations, the most recent of which is China: A Modern History (Polity Press 2020).

China’s Political Economy and the UK Post-Brexit

Kerry Brown • Feb 2 2021 • Articles

Never before has the difference between British and Chinese economic and geopolitical power been so great. Britain has more independence post-Brexit, but is also more exposed.

Why the West Needs to Stop its Moralising against China

Kerry Brown • Aug 10 2020 • Articles

Knowledge, humility, and honesty will be the things that help the outside world deal with the historic challenge of China’s rise.

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

Kerry Brown • Apr 20 2018 • Articles

Under Xi the People’s Liberation Army has a clear role in the national story of rejuvenation and empowerment that the President has been promoting since he became leader.

Railing Relations from the UK to China

Kerry Brown • May 13 2017 • Articles

In perspective, a train carrying freight from the UK to the eastern side of China shows that such a link is possible, but whether it can be sustainable is another matter.

Sino-UK Relations and the Impact of Trump

Kerry Brown • Mar 6 2017 • Articles

There are going to be some rocky moments between the US-UK and UK-China equations. The UK’s attempts to lie between the US and China may prove the wisdom of the adage.

Brexit and China

Kerry Brown • Jun 30 2016 • Articles

If Brexit was a sharp sign of a global popular revolt against political elites, nothing about it will be reassuring to the Chinese government and Party.

The Chinese Great Cultural Revolution and China’s Loss of Faith

Kerry Brown • May 24 2016 • Articles

The Cultural Revolution shaped, and continues to shape, the China that exists today. No matter whether anyone dares, or wants, to talk about the events five decades ago.

Is a Chinese Maritime Judicial Centre Credible?

Kerry Brown • Mar 25 2016 • Articles

The maritime judicial centre represents China’s intentions to no longer accept international rule making and judging, but to put its own version of things forward.

UK-China Relations: A New Model of Influence?

Kerry Brown • Feb 1 2016 • Articles

It will be some time before the effects of the UK’s recent investment engagement strategy towards China become clear; if it pays off it may be a new template of influence

The South China Seas: a Manageable Dispute

Kerry Brown • Nov 17 2015 • Articles

Reaching a pragmatic solution to the problem of the contested territories of the South China Sea requires complex diplomatic efforts on the side of all parties involved.

The CCP at 90

Kerry Brown • Jun 26 2011 • Articles

The Chinese Communist Party is a unique force. None of the members who attended the first meeting would have dared imagine that less than a century later, membership would stand at 80 million, and was poised to become one of the major forces of the 21st century. The Party today is facing a new range of challenges, which are testing even its legendary capacity for adaptation and pragmatic change.

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