G7 Rally Around Need To «Counter And Compete» With China: White House.

G7 Rally Around Need To 'Counter And Compete' With China: White House

Joe Biden walks with Jake Sullivan as he arrives for the final session of the G7 summit.

Brussels:

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday G7 leaders rallied around the need to "counter and compete" with China on challenges ranging from safeguarding democracy to the technology race.

On China, the G7 meeting was "a significant move forward from where the G7 has ever been before and reflects a growing convergence that wasn't there a few years ago," Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on its way to Brussels.

"There is a broad view that China represents a significant challenge to the world's democracies," Sullivan said, adding that leaders agreed the need for a common agenda in addressing China, including elements where they would "stand up and counter and compete."

"Words like counter and compete were words coming out of the mouths of every leader in the room, not just Joe Biden," he said.

The Group of Seven rich nations pledged on Sunday to tackle China's growing influence, singling out China in their communique over human rights in Xinjiang and demanding freedoms and a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong.

Asked to comment on China's remarks about the G7 summit that days were over when "a small group of countries" decided the fate of the world, Sullivan said:

"That is sad. If their claim is that all of the other world's largest economies count as small countries, then they have a massive problem of perspective."

G7 leaders also sought to counter China's growing influence by offering developing countries an infrastructure plan that could rival Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative by supporting projects such as railways in Africa and wind farms in Asia.

Beijing has repeatedly hit back against what it perceives as attempts by Western powers to contain China. It says many major powers are still gripped by an outdated imperial mindset after years of humiliating China.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
COVID-19 Pinging: small businesses struggle

COVID-19 Pinging: small businesses struggle

Independent business and the self-employed are struggling with the track and trace system and can't afford to wait to be added to an exemption list. Sky's Ashna Hurynag has been speaking to those in retail who are struggling because of the high nu...

4

Gutfield blasts CNN over crime coverup

Gutfield blasts CNN over crime coverup

‘The Five’ discusses the media’s response to the rise of violent crime Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as wel...

GOP governor is fed up with unvaccinated people

GOP governor is fed up with unvaccinated people

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey spoke out against the unvaccinated population in Alabama and says it's time to start blaming them for not doing their part in the pandemic. #CNN #News

FACT CHECK: Taliban Claim Brutal Execution Video is ‘Fake,’ But Witnesses Step Up.

FACT CHECK: Taliban Claim Brutal Execution Video is ‘Fake,’ But Witnesses Step Up.

On July 13, CNN reported that the Taliban last month executed 22 Afghan special forces commandos who had surrendered in the town of Dawlat Abad in Faryab province. The story featured low-quality video purportedly showing the scene. In the beginnin...

Median Home Price Hit New High in June

Median Home Price Hit New High in June

The median price for existing homes skyrocketed in June, hitting an all-time high of more than $363,000. Home sales went up too after four straight months of declines. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collecti...

Search And Rescue Teams Leave Surfside Collapse Site.

Search And Rescue Teams Leave Surfside Collapse Site.

After 29 days in Surfside, Florida, search and rescue teams are now leaving the site of the condominium collapse. At least 97 people were killed in the collapse and one person is still unaccounted for.» Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC vide...