G7: Biden wants West to form alliance against China

Biden wants West to form alliance against China
President Biden (left) is meeting other world leaders in Cornwall, Britain. Source: PA MEDIA
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Daily US Times: US President Joe Biden is to urge G7 nations to form alliance to counter China’s growing influence at the second day of the G7 summit in England.

At the meeting in Britain, the US president is expected to call for a new alliance to rival China’s spending on infrastructure in developing countries.

The US and its allies accuse Beijing of forced labour and other human rights abuses in Xinjiang province.

Leaders of G7 nations will also commit to a new plan to stop future pandemics.

The measures include cutting the time needed to develop vaccines and treatments for coronavirus to under 100 days.

More than 175 million people have had the infection since the Covid-19 outbreak began, with over 3.7 million Covid-related deaths, according Johns Hopkins university data.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hosting the three-day summit at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

Earlier this year, the US, the EU, the UK and Canada introduced co-ordinated sanctions on China.

The sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, targeted senior officials in Xinjiang province who have been accused of serious human rights violations against minority Uyghur Muslims.

More than a million Uyghurs and other minority groups are estimated to have been detained in camps in the north-western province.

China has been accused of carrying out forced sterilisations on Uyghur women and separating children from their families.

In February, a BBC investigation published contained first-hand testimony of systematic rape, sexual abuse and torture of detainees.

Beijing responded with its own sanctions on European officials.

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