Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden at the G7 Summit, Cornwall, England, June 12, 2021

I joined China Radio International on Monday for a 23-minute discussion on the G7 Summit’s position on China and Beijing’s reaction.

We consider the G7 communiqué’s statements about China’s “anti-market” trade practices and its criticism of abuses over Xinjiang Province’s Uighur Muslims and the crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, as well as Beijing’s complaint of “distorted facts” and “meddling” in China’s internal affairs.

Is there a way forward to avoid confrontation while dealing with the political, economics, and human rights issues?

The other panelist is Professor Shen Dengli of Fudan University.

Listen to Discussion from 0:32:

China and the US are part of a global community. They are not simply 1-on-1 with each other. Given that you have parallel systems, these issues are going to have be worked out well beyond this summit. That’s going to be with work behind the scenes for months and even years to come.

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