China may not be a member of the G7, but it's dominating the agenda
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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China, and the ideological challenges posed by its rise, is set to be among the most pressing topics facing leaders of the G7 summit.
In his first foreign trip as the US President, Joe Biden is expected to try and convince allies to join Washington in taking a tougher stance towards Beijing over its actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea among other areas.
Laying out his trip last week, Biden wrote in the Washington Post that "the United States must lead the world from a position of strength," including on confronting the "harmful activities of the governments of China and Russia. "
In a joint statement on Thursday, Biden and his British counterpart Boris Johnson vowed to support a further investigation into the origins of Covid-19, including in China.