Rishi Sunak risks row with Tory hawks over China balancing act

UK PM warns China plans to ‘reshape the world order’ but stops short of reclassifying it as a threat to national security

Rishi Sunak has warned that China’s plans to “reshape the world order” represent an era-defining challenge for Britain, but risked sparking a row with hawks in his own party by dismissing calls for Beijing to be categorised as a threat.

As he flew to a summit designed to shift the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region, the prime minister signalled a major refreshing of the UK’s national security strategy and uplift in defence spending.

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