UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls out China in a news conference at the G7 world leaders’ summit in Hiroshima. Sunak says China is the “biggest challenge of our age”. States the G7 has shown unity against an “increasingly authoritarian and assertive” government in Beijing.
He says China’s behaviour is increasingly “authoritarian” at home and “assertive” abroad. And said Ukraine must win the war against Russia, and gain a lasting peace. In the final day of the summit in Hiroshima, where leaders have discussed support for Ukraine.
While Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated that Beijing’s activities have long caused Canberra anxiety.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has stepped in, albeit in a more conciliatory manner. Saying that everyone benefits if China lifts its standards for working conditions, the environment, and human rights.
Sunak says the UK has secured almost £18bn of new investment from Japanese businesses “in a huge vote of confidence for the UK”. And he pays tribute to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and says the G7 will “stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes”.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, arrived on Saturday and took part in the crucial meetings on Sunday. He appeared to confirm Ukraine’s loss of the eastern city of Bakhmut following a meeting with Joe Biden. Zelenskyy, however, eventually made it clear that he did not mean for the city to have fallen
The G7 comprises the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – and eight other nations have been invited this year