Unite allies, fight dictatorship and attack COVID-19

Washington — This week, President Joe Biden meets with Group of Seven leaders in a British seaside village to rally US allies against common enemies such as the Coronavirus pandemic, Russia and China. There will be a new focus on getting it done.

The Friday-Sunday rally will feature the new COVID-19, alongside climate change, strengthening the global supply chain, and maintaining the technological advantage of the West over China, the world’s second-largest economy. The increase in deaths in variants and some countries is imminent.

Democratic Party Mr. Biden has vowed to build relations with his allies.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Biden said, “At this moment of global uncertainty, where the world is still facing a once-in-a-century pandemic, the trip is America’s new to allies and partners. It’s about fulfilling our commitment. “Saturday.

The rally attempts to test Mr. Biden’s motto, “America is back.”

This is a crucial moment for the United States and the world, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told CNN on Sunday.

“Will international cooperation recover, or are we still in this world dominated by nationalism, protectionism, and to some extent isolationism?” Brown asked.

Unity for Russia

Russia will be at the forefront of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, after which Biden will meet with European leaders and NATO allies in Brussels, head to Geneva and meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. intend to do something.

A recent ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meat packer by a supposedly Russian-based criminal group, and Putin after landing a Ryanair plane to arrest dissident journalists on board. For financial support to Belarus, consider sharper actions.

Alongside the NATO summit, Biden will also meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an important session between Sparling NATO allies after Ankara purchased Russia’s defense system.

Income tax increase

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attends the G7 Finance Ministers’ Meeting at Lancaster House in London, England, June 5, 2021. (Alberto Pezzali / WPA Pool / Getty Images)

The G7 Treasury Minister reached a groundbreaking global agreement on Saturday to set a minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%. This could hit big tech companies like Alphabet Google, Facebook and Amazon. Biden and his counterparts make their final blessing in Cornwall.

COVID-19 and waiver of intellectual property rights

The Biden administration announced on Thursday the details of its plans to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide by the end of June.

Washington last month changed its policy and upheld negotiations on an exemption from intellectual property protection at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to accelerate vaccine production in developing countries.

European diplomats say there is little in common on this issue, claiming that the WTO compromise will finally be completed and will take months to come into effect. This may prove controversial if sufficient vaccine doses are shared with developing countries to delay the pandemic and eventually stop it.

Climate change disclosure

In May, Biden announced plans to require US government contractors and financial institutions to be more transparent about the risks of climate change faced by their investments.

The UK also wants governments to report such risks to businesses as a way to encourage investment in green projects. However, no agreement on future directions is likely to be reached in June. It is possible that an agreement will be reached at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland in November.

G7 countries also have different views on carbon prices, which the International Monetary Fund sees as an important way to curb carbon dioxide emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Forced labor in China

The Biden administration has sought to maintain China as an ally in the fight against climate change, but over allegations of forced labor in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, home of a Muslim Uighur minority. Asks allies to unite with China.

By Andrea Shalal, Humeira Pamuk, Steve Holland

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report

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