AN ONLINE PRESENTATION BY COMMODORE RUPERT HOLLINS OBE- tHE royal green jackets (rifles) museum
Friday 16th September
Online Zoom 6:30pm
Tickets: Free, but donations are welcome
To book your place, please email the curator at email@example.com
China's growth incomprehensive national strength is a defining feature of the 21st Century. China has called this century one of "strategic opportunity". In many fields China has high ambitions for natural greatness and regional, if not global, pre-eminence. China's expanding influence has led to it being viewed as a competitor, rival and even a threat. The trade war with the US is only one dimension. The talk explores the defence and security dimensions of China's rise. Is the UK affected? Should the UK be concerned? Is there anything the UK can do about it?
Rupert Hollins is a retired Royal Navy Officer who served for six years in Beijing, from 2012-18, as the Defense, Naval and Air Attaché. He speaks Mandarin and has travelled 32 out of China's 33 administrative divisions. During a 32-year career he served at sea and ashore, in the UK and deployed on operations, and in a variety of logistics, staff, legal and defense engagement appointments. As a barrister he practiced criminal, employment and international law within the Armed Forces.
This talk is free but donations to upkeep the museum would be greatly appreciated, you can donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1008453&stop_mobi=yes&fbclid=IwAR3FvNZjj2DPv6C1utQu5myeFXheU8Iohkp9GM-gNw94yA6WkTtL3ekXopI