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Chinese nationals evacuated from Libya arrive at the port of Piraeus, Greece, August 2014.

UK–China Cooperation on Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations

Edward Schwarck
RUSI Journal, 30 November 2016
China, Defence Policy, UK, Global Security Issues, UK Defence, Europe, Pacific
Bilateral cooperation on non-combatant evacuation operations is part of China’s renewed focus on defence engagement.

Edward Schwarck discusses the diplomatic and operational rationale for why and how London and Beijing might cooperate on non-combatant evacuation operations, and the attendant benefits and drawbacks. He concludes with a list of policy recommendations for both Britain and China as they plan for the future.

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