Foreign Affairs Committee: Current Inquiries

Evidence sessions held:

Wednesday 1 February 2006: Professor David Wall, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Chatham House, and Dr Christopher Hughes, Director, Asia Research Centre, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE). (See transcript)

Wednesday 8 March 2006: Dr Linda Yueh, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, and Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Professor Jude Howell, Director, Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and Professor Yong-nian Zheng, Head of Research, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham; Brad Adams, Director for Asia, Human Rights Watch; and Corinna-Barbara Francis, East Asia Team, Amnesty International; Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist, Standard Chartered Bank and Committee Member, Hong Kong Association; and Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG, President, China Britain Business Council. (See transcript)

Wednesday 22 March 2006: Dr Patrick Cronin, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Dr Dafydd Fell, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and Dr John Swenson-Wright, East Asia Institute, University of Cambridge. (See transcript)

Wednesday 26 April 2006: Mr Aidan Foster-Carter, University of Leeds; Dr Jim Hoare, former member of HM Diplomatic Service and former President of British Association of Korean Studies; and Mr John Ashton, Chief Executive, Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G). (See transcript)

Wednesday 7 June 2006: Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Sebastian Wood CMG, Director, Asia Pacific, and Mr Denis Keefe, Head, Far Eastern Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (See transcript)