London Daily

Focus on the big picture.

G7 leaders issue veiled warning to China and accuse it of 'economic coercion'

G7 leaders issue veiled warning to China and accuse it of 'economic coercion'

G7 leaders issued a veiled warning to China while accusing the nation of carrying out 'economic coercion'.

The group said Beijing was using trade to bully other nations and asked the growing superpower to 'play by international rules' on Saturday.

Heads of states from the US, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada met in Hiroshima, Japan, for a three-day summit this week.

The countries discussed the needto 'reduce excessive dependences (on China) in their critical supply chains'.

However, their joint statement went on to stress that the G7's policies are 'not designed to harm China nor do we seek to thwart China's economic progress and development'.

Leaders added that they still wanted to work on 'constructive and stable' relations.

China condemned the G7 for its comments, saying it felt 'strong dissatisfaction' with the allegations made against it.

The foreign ministry said: 'The G7 insisted on manipulating China-related issues, smearing and attacking China.'

G7 leaders met for a three-day summit in Hiroshima, Japan

G7 leaders visit the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island in Hatsukaichi, Japan, on Friday


The war in Ukraine took centre stage this year, with president Volodymyr Zelensky arriving on a French government plane, after a stopover in Saudi Arabia.

It was unclear whether the Ukrainian president was attending the summit until the last minute.

He rushed to join in meetings which had already started and met his fellow world leaders, including prime minister Rishi Sunak who greeted him with: 'You made it!'

On Friday, the G7 promised to 'starve' Russia of resources needed for its war in Ukraine but the details of how they plan to do this beyond existing sanctions are unclear.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived on a French government plane

Rishi Sunak greeted Mr Zelenskyy with: 'You made it!'


US President Joe Biden told allies he will allow Ukrainian pilots to be trained on American-made F-16 fighter jets.

This prompted Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Grushko to issue a warning to the west.

He told the Russian state news agency Tass: 'We can see that Western countries continue to stick to an escalation scenario, which carries enormous risks for them.

'In any case, we will take it into account when making plans. We have all the necessary means to achieve our goals.'

Comments

Oh ya 1 year ago
So the world is dumping the west and now the west cries foul. A huge part of the world has decided to dump the petro dollar and the inflation this is going to cause will crush most Americans. The days of the US being the world bully are numbered. Buckle up Yankees

Newsletter

Related Articles

London Daily
0:00
0:00
Close
Homeless Man Turns in Wallet with 2,000 Euros at Amsterdam Station
Apple Faces EU Charges Over Digital Markets Act Violation
Macron Warns of Civil War Risk as French Elections Approach
Julian Assange Freed After US Plea Deal
Chaotic Portugal Win Over Turkey at Euro 2024
Global Headlines: Hajj Heatwave Tragedy, Flynn's Family Enterprise, and Rising Geopolitical Tensions
Political Shifts in France, Legal Battles in the UK, and Public Protests in Israel
UK's Richest Family Convicted for Exploiting Servants
Hollande Declares End to Macron’s Political Ascendancy
Hindujas Appeal Swiss Court's Human Trafficking Verdict
Prince William Celebrates Birthday at Taylor Swift Concert
Singapore to Implement Screen Time Regulations for Children
Hello and welcome back. Here we are with your latest news update from around the world.
Hello and welcome back. Here are today's top stories from around the world, you don't want to miss:
UK PM Sunak and the Election Betting Scandal
Climate Activists Target Taylor Swift's Private Jet in UK
United States Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
US to Supply Taiwan with Suicide Drones Amid Rising Tensions with China
Bodyguard of UK Prime Minister Arrested for Alleged Election Betting
Global Displacement Crisis: Record Numbers in 2023
Muslim Community Leader Criticizes Nigel Farage for Undermining Muslims
Melinda Gates Discusses 'Horrible' Divorce from Bill Gates
Child Obesity Surge in England: A Deep Concern
U.S. Sues Adobe Over Hard-to-Cancel Subscriptions
Deadly Heat Wave Claims Dozens of Lives During Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca
Here are today's top worldwide stories you don’t want to miss:.
World’s Largest Pilot Union Calls to Eliminate Terms Like ‘Cockpit’ and ‘Manpower’ for Equity
Woman Suing UK Intel Services Denies China Spy Allegations
Iran Sentences Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi to 1-Year Prison Term for Propaganda
News roundup
Good day, everyone! We've got some gripping stories for you today, spanning from the Middle East to Europe, and even a touch of Hollywood.
Britain’s Refugee Visa Rules Stranding Children in War Zones
UK Elections Predict ‘Electoral Extinction’ for PM Sunak’s Conservative Party
Italian Activist Ilaria Salis Returns Home After Election to European Parliament
Good morning!
England Faces Serbia in Euro Opener with Defensive Concerns
Dermatologist Warns Against Sunbed Usage
Fake Pro-Reform UK Social Accounts and Their Influence on Elections
UK Man Jailed for Non-Consensual Condom Removal
Reform UK Surpasses Conservatives in Historic Poll
US, Britain, Canada Accuse Russia of Interference in Moldova’s Election
Taylor Swift Fans Create Seismic Activity in Edinburgh
Sunak Aide Under Investigation for Election Bet
Labour Leader Starmer Focuses on Wealth Creation for Upcoming UK Elections
G7 to Use Frozen Russian Assets for $50 Billion Ukraine Aid
Anti-Israel Irish MEP Clare Daly LOST her seat in the EU Election
Johnson & Johnson Settles Talc Safety Claims for $700 Million
EU Urged to Welcome Skilled Russians to Weaken Putin
EU Elections Overview: Far-Right Gains and Major Political Shifts
Israel Rescues Four Hostages from Gaza
×