18 May 2023

‘China not a threat’ to G7 group or its members, says Victor Gao


Leaders of some of the world’s most advanced economies who are meeting in Japan have no shortage of thorny problems to discuss.

There’s patchy economic recovery and the cost of living crisis. Throw in Putin’s war in Ukraine and the rising military and technological threats from China, and there is quite a lot for them to confront.

Yesterday, Britain’s former prime minister Liz Truss provoked fury from Beijing when she spoke in Taiwan about confronting Chinese expansionism.

But how do the Chinese themselves view the UK and the rest of the G7 nations, such as the US and Canada, with most of them relying so heavily on the Chinese economically?