China may not be a member of the G7, but it's dominating the agenda

China may not be a member of the G7, but it's dominating the agenda

Editor's note: CNN will be launching the Meanwhile in China newsletter on June 21, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. China may not be a part of the Group of Seven, the informal club made up of the world's largest and wealthiest democracies, but its presence will likely loom large over the grouping's first face-to-face summit in almost two years. China, and the ideological challenges posed by its rise, is set to be among the most pressing topics facing leaders of the G7 when they gather in England on Friday. In his first foreign trip as United States President, Joe Biden is expected to try and convince allies to join Washington in taking a tougher stance towards Beijing over its actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea among other areas. Laying out his trip last week, Biden wrote in the Washington Post that "the United States must lead the world from a position of strength," including on confronting the "harmful activities …
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