Biden advances anti-China agenda at G7 summit, can take Johnson to endeavor over Brexit

This weekend’s G7 summit in the British isles will be dominated by US President Joe Biden’s efforts to consolidate an anti-China axis.

In a piece for the Washington Article released last Saturday, Biden said that his mission is to make certain that the US and its allies “not China or everyone else produce the 21st century rules all-around trade and technological innovation.” His responses echo his speech to Congress this April when he said, to a standing ovation, “We’re in opposition with China and other nations to earn the 21st century.” On Tuesday, the US Senate handed a $250 billion “China competitiveness bill” in planning for escalating trade and army conflict.

US President Joe Biden, remaining, talks with Britain’s Primary Minister Boris Johnson, throughout their conference ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Britain, Thursday June 10, 2021. (Toby Melville/Pool Photograph via AP)

Securing the support of the European powers is important to this technique. In an impression piece for Bloomberg, previous NATO chief and US Navy admiral James Stavridis stated, “Only Europe has the population, geography, values and—above all—economic heft to meet up with the requirements of the U.S. in achieving a credible counterweight in this rising cold-war pas de deux…

“Only in Europe can the U.S. locate the confluence of values, economics, army capability and engineering on the scale necessary to stand up to the Chinese risk.”

Biden, a 50-12 months political veteran, is refining Trump’s frenetic, transactional anti-China coverage into a prolonged-expression system, drawing allies into a new “cold war” which will be framed, as ahead of, as a wrestle for freedom from authoritarianism.

In his first speech as president in the United kingdom, to the US airbase at RAF Mildenhall, Biden declared, “We are going to make it clear that the US is again, and democracies of the world are standing together… That we’re committed to major with energy.”

United kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Australia, South Korea and India to the summit to even further this agenda, prefiguring proposals for an expanded “D-10” team of ten “market democracies”.

Political commentators have built a lot of the distance involving the US and Europe about China. The European powers have their individual economic and strategic interests which they will not willingly sacrifice purely for the gain of American imperialism. China overtook the US as the EU’s most significant buying and selling associate previous yr and is the UK’s biggest import sector and Germany’s largest export sector.