Premium Briefing: How China is seen in Westminster, with Sam Hogg, Founder of Beijing to Britain.
Prior to launching Beijing to Britain, Mr Hogg worked in the private sector for strategic advisory firm Coulson Partners. The firm was established in 2016 by Andy Coulson, who served as David Cameron's Director of Communications, and quickly brought on Jon Steafel, who for over a decade served as Deputy Editor of the Daily Mail. The firm provided discrete advice on corporate strategy, reputation management and communications.
In early 2021, Mr Hogg began working for Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani, primarily on China policy. On their fourth week of working together, Ms Ghani was sanctioned by the People's Republic of China (PRC). During his time working for Ms Ghani, Mr Hogg helped produce the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report on Xinjiang forced labour in UK supply chains, worked on debates that saw Parliament declare genocide in Xinjiang, and ran a successful election to the 1922 Committee.
A year later, Beijing to Britain was formerly launched as a paid product. Readers receive four briefings a month and topical notes when critical subjects arise. Corporations also have the option of accessing the UK-China Intelligence Matrix, a constantly updated and interactive guide to British MPs with China-interests.
Sam will join us to explore some of the following themes:
- How does Parliament understand China?
- Who is influencing thinking around China?
- Is this impacting HMG?