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Sunak warns against ‘blanket’ protectionism to counter China

he UK is taking a more “targeted and specific” approach in areas where China poses the greatest threat to its economic security, Sunak told the London Defence Conference on Tuesday (May 23). There are a “limited number of very sensitive sectors,” such as semiconductors, where the government will take a “particularly robust” approach, he said. “But this is not an excuse for a blanket descent into protectionism,” he said.

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