Editorial:G7 video summit

【明報專訊】The G7 video summit was held last Friday, the first multilateral international meeting in which US President Joe Biden participated. Unlike the three main themes expected before the meeting, namely the joint fight against the pandemic, the global economy and co-operation against China, the joint statement issued after the meeting had more to do with the first two issues, with the fight against the pandemic becoming the core issue. China was only lightly touched upon. This shows that although the US and Britain are trying to form a unified front against China through the US's return to multilateral diplomacy, it is not easy for the Western world, overwhelmed by the circumstances, to form a unified position against China on a single issue.