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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:22 PM

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Source: AP

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world’s largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses.

Citing China for its forced labor practices is part of President Joe Biden’s campaign to persuade fellow democratic leaders to present a more unified front to compete economically with Beijing. But while they agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.

Canada, the United Kingdom and France largely endorsed Biden’s position, while Germany, Italy and the European Union showed more hesitancy during Saturday’s first session of the Group of Seven summit, according to two senior Biden administration officials. The officials who briefed reporters were not authorized to publicly discuss the private meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The communique that summarizes the meeting’s commitments was being written and the contents would not be clear until it was released when the summit ended Sunday. White House officials said late Saturday that they believed that China, in some form, could be called out for “nonmarket policies and human rights abuses.”



Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President of the European Council Charles Michel during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, Saturday June 12, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:07 AM

1. Vladimir Putin is an amateur compared to Xi Jinping

Vladimir Putin is a greedy mob boss. Xi Jinping is a belligerent, expansionist emperor who wants to rule the world.

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 08:33 AM

2. "how to forcefully to call out" - is there an editor in the house?

So they couldn't decide "how to forcefully call out" or "how forcefully to call out"? Because one refers to a method being unknown, the other to a measure of degree.

I guess they couldn't decide so they decided to have it both ways. Is there an editor in the house?

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:30 AM

3. But, I thought Biden was on China's payroll?

How does this help him?

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