Guildford Book Festival

Vince Cable: The Chinese Conundrum


Venue: The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Date: Tuesday 5th October 2021  
Time: 20
.15 - 21.15
Prices: Full price £15.00; Students: £13.50; Jobseekers: £13.50

Buy 5 tickets for this event and receive a 10% discount. Buy 10 tickets for this event and receive a 15% discount.
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Engagement or Conflict

According to many experts, China is the largest economy on the planet – yet its relations with the rest of the world have deteriorated in recent years, and are now at an all-time low. Is this a passing phase caused by the shockwaves of the Covid pandemic and the personalities of leaders in China and in the USA, or are the current divergences going to become wider and more entrenched, as China grows economically and develops technological leadership? Can the West learn from its past mistakes and engage successfully with China on common interests, or are we on the verge of a new Cold War?  

What are the possible repercussions of the recent election of Joe Biden as President of the United States?

In his powerful new book the former MP for Twickenham Vince Cable examines the long history of relationships between China and the West, and provides answers to many of these questions. Gripping, insightful and accessible this investigation into the intricacies of today’s economic and geopolitical situation is a must for anyone who cares about politics, and our economic future.

When & Where

Electric Theatre Auditorium
Enough tickets
Tuesday, 5 October

More Info

  • Guildford Book Festival
  • Engagement or Economic War