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The great game

Should UK research be making contingency plans over China?

As the Conservative parliamentary party continues to tear itself apart in selecting a new leader—Rehman Chishti? No, us neither—and we still do not know who the new universities minister is, here is a change of pace from Playbook: an analysis of the King’s College London report on China that we pulled on the day Michelle Donelan was education secretary—enjoy.

In the 19th century, the contest between Russia and Britain for influence in Asia was known as the great game. As Rudyard Kipling said in his novel Kim, some liked to play it for the sake of the game—the world is slightly different now.

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