China is continuing a more aggressive posture against the U.S. and other western countries that was already evident in meetings with the Biden administration early this year.
On Sunday, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in London reacted to the latest G7 summit meeting, saying “The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone. We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries.”
According to reports, high on the agenda at the G7 meeting in the southwest of England was to come up with strategies to respond to the confrontational posture of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Following the defeat of Donald Trump, China has shown little willingness to make overtures to the Biden administration. It was the only country in the world to avoid a negative GDP during 2020.
On Saturday, G7 leaders talked about countering China’s “Belt and Road” plan to connect the whole of Asia in a tight economic compact bolstered by huge infrastructure build-outs.
The G7 meeting has happened in the wake of new information and indications that a level 4 biolab in Wuhan China may well have been the source for the COVID-19 virus. But the communist government has repeatedly impeded efforts to get to the bottom of that possibility.
Elements of the U.S. government, including institutions like the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, have also been less than forthcoming about ties to funding the Wuhan lab. Some scientific experts are claiming controversial “gain-of-function” research that Fauci advocated and funded in the U.S. and China could well have given rise to the Covid-19 virus.