President Biden intended on the second full day of the G7 Summit to push allies to summon China publicly to his Uyghur re-education centers.
The planned effort of Biden was made by G-7 leaders who were set to launch an infrastructure project during the “Build Back Better for the World” weekend conference in Cornwall, England.
The idea was to compete economically with Beijing.
The suggestion is part of the aim of the US administration to have the democratic global leaders show a unified front against China. Two senior government sources who anonymously informed reporters told the Associated Press. The Associated Press.
Biden’s objective of friends speaking with one voice against China may be challenging since several G-7 leaders rejected calling the Chinese Communist Party.
The Group comprises the US, British, Canadian, French, German, Italian, and Japanese leaders.
From the left, Mario Draghi, President of the United States Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, and Ursula der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will meet during the G7 Summit at Carbis Bay (Cornwall) in Great Britain, Friday 11 June 2021. (Press Associated)
American Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted worries about what he termed the “independent genocide and ethnic cleansing” of the Chinese minority in Xinjiang on Friday, according to Reuters, with his Chinese counterpart.
He also commented on the “decline of democratic standards” in Hong Kong and how important it is to find out the origins of the coronavirus that was originally found in Wuhan, China.
Build Back Better for the World calls on allies, in conjunction with the corporate sector, to invest hundreds of millions of dollars. It is aimed to compete against China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in trillions of dollars. The initiative has established a network of projects and sea lanes already snaking through huge areas of the globe, mostly in Asia and Africa. Critics claim these projects can produce large debt and subject countries to Beijing’s unfair control.
Officials in Biden’s administration saw the G7 as a chance for tangible action to speak out against China’s dependence on forced labor as “a disorder against human decency.”
Beijing was accused of inflicting forced labor, as well as torture, forced birth control, and family separation, on around 1 million Uyghurs and other minorities. The Communist Party disputed the claims.
After Sunday’s completion of the G-7, Biden will go to Belgium and Switzerland to see Russian President Vladimir Putin.