UK-China Transparency (UKCT) was founded on the premise that the public deserve more and better information about ties between the UK and China, and that transparency should be a key pillar of our engagement with the country.

The UK and China have a wide-ranging relationship in trade, industry, education, and politics. Connections have grown steadily deeper in the last twenty years, especially since the governments of both countries heralded a ‘golden era’ of relations in 2015. China is now the UK’s fourth largest economic partner.

UKCT aims to fill a vital gap in knowledge about ties between Chinese and British educational and research institutions, companies, NGOs, political groups and government bodies.

We will do so by conducting research on key case studies, curating a unique library of primary sources, running public events and outreach initiatives, championing freedom of information, and providing informational support to those in need of it.


UK-China Transparency is a registered charity with charity number 1201902. You can read or download our governing document below.