CARBIS GAY, England (P) – Leaders of the world’s largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan on Saturday to develop the world to compete with China’s efforts, but did not immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing for democracy, including co-labor exercises.
Participating in President Joe Biden’s growing campaign to propose labor practices is to get fellow democratic leaders to come forward together to compete economically with China in the century ahead. But when they agreed to work on rival goals against China, there was less adversarial unity on how a position group should take with Beijing.
Canada, the United Kingdom and France largely agree with Biden’s suggestion to condemn China’s forced labor practices. Because they were not allowed to discuss the plan publicly.
White House officials say Biden wants G7 leaders to speak with a single voice against forced labor, targeting Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Biden hopes Curse will be part of a joint declaration to be released on Sunday when the summit ends, but some European allies are so reluctant to forcefully split with Beijing.