Biden brings Western allies together in global ‘competition’ against autocrats

Biden brings Western allies together in global ‘competition’ against autocrats

Speaking after the meeting, held at Carbis Bay on England’s Cornish coast, Biden praised the summit communiqué for its references to China, stating he was “satisfied” with its contents and that there was “plenty of action” on measures to counter Beijing. Recommended The US president noted that the last time the G7 convened there had been no reference to China. “The G7 explicitly agreed to call out human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong,” he said, adding there was also a strategy to pressure China on its use of forced labour. 

French president Emmanuel Macron said the G7 was “not hostile to China”, while a British official said: “The point of the summit is to show what we are about, not who we are against.” Several leaders including Mario Draghi, Italy’s prime minister, said the west had to work with China in key areas, particularly climate change.

German chancellor Angela Merkel backed the creation of a task force to explore ways for G7 governments to work with the private sector on infrastructure projects in the developing world. European leaders at the summit, a gathering of the world’s largest advanced economies, were more cautious about antagonising Beijing. UK prime minister Boris Johnson, the summit host, declined to mention China specifically by name at his closing press conference.

“China has this Belt and Road Initiative, and we think that there is a much more equitable way to provide for the needs of developing countries around the world,” he said. The new fund would “represent values that our democracies represent, and not autocratic lack-of-values”. Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden with Queen Elizabeth II listening to the national anthems at Windsor Castle © AP Biden said a committee would craft the plan, with a focus on climate change, health, digital technology and gender equity, to challenge the billions of dollars spent by China on infrastructure in poorer countries.

On the final day of the three-day gathering, the G7 leaders launched a new initiative called the “Build Back Better for the World”, or B3W, but failed to agree on the details of how it should be funded or what it would entail. “We’re in a contest, not with China per se, but with autocrats and autocratic governments around the world as to whether democracies can compete with them in a rapidly changing 21st century,” Biden said.

The News Highlights

  • Biden brings Western allies together in global ‘competition’ against autocrats
  • Check the latest News news updates and information about business, finance and more.
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Heritage Financial (NASDAQ: HFWA) must pay a dividend of $0.20
Heritage Financial (NASDAQ: HFWA) must pay a dividend of $0.20
The company’s dividend history has been marked by instability, with at least 1 cut in the last 10 years. Since 2011, the dividend has gone from US$0.12 to ...
Anthem Blue Cross Discards Dignity Healthcare Institutions Because of Contract Dispute |  local news
Anthem Blue Cross Discards Dignity Healthcare Institutions Because of Contract Dispute | local news
The dispute means that Dignity hospitals, medical groups and clinics will not be deemed in-network for those seeking care. Anthem has identified a number of ...
Thai volunteers help COVID patients who need care by testing
Thai volunteers help COVID patients who need care by testing
So homespun heroes like Ekapob and his group – buying equipment and supplies with public donations – are an essential safety net, gaining crucial time for both ...
Event raises money, donations to local dog shelters
Event raises money, donations to local dog shelters
This was the first edition of the event with more planned in the years to come. Southern Roots teamed up with Keller Williams Reality along with other local ...
Report: UK Military Fails to Protect Women from Abuse
Report: UK Military Fails to Protect Women from Abuse
The committee heard accounts of “unacceptable behaviors” experienced by servicewomen, including gang rape, bullying for refusing sexual advances and assault ...
The sheriff must stop blocking property used by pipeline enemies
The sheriff must stop blocking property used by pipeline enemies
Houska, the house’s tenant and caretaker, and LaDuke say that on June 28, Sheriff’s Office squad cars arrived at the home, and its occupants were told their ...
Harris Broadband acquired by Grande Communications
Harris Broadband acquired by Grande Communications
Harris Broadband customers will continue to receive billing statements and communication directly from Harris Broadband, and can continue to call ...
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs will be made in a 5nm Ada Lovelace process
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs will be made in a 5nm Ada Lovelace process
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards To Feature 5nm Ada Lovelace GPUs, Rumor Alleges Greymon55 states that NVIDIA will be launching its GeForce RTX 40 ...
Colorado Plague: 10-Year-Old Child Dies as Health Officials Warn of Plague Activity
Colorado Plague: 10-Year-Old Child Dies as Health Officials Warn of Plague Activity
Pets can also be infected, and CDPHE advised residents to use flea control products. “If you notice decreased rodent activity in an area where you normally ...
The Maharashtra government has issued mobile phone usage rules
The Maharashtra government has issued mobile phone usage rules
The guidelines also mention using polite language when speaking on mobile (if needed), recognizing the presence of others. “When you talk on your cell phone, ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo