Economic coercion set to take center stage at G-7 summit

But tackling the issue is another story.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai explains why addressing economic coercion from China is a challenge.
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G-7 leaders expected to discuss China's "economic coercion"

May 15, 2023
China has been accused of exerting its power by refusing to buy certain products from countries that cross it. Beijing is pushing back.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden at a G-20 summit. China rejects criticism of its trade practices and has accused wealthy nations of using economic and military coercion.
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G-7 summit in France expected to be contentious

Aug 23, 2019
This year’s G-7 will not issue a joint communiqué after the meetings.
Oxfam activists wearing firefighters costumes and "big head" masks depicting (from L) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel perform during a demonstration in Biarritz on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit.

How U.S. trade policy risks isolating the country from traditional allies

Jun 11, 2018
President Donald Trump backed out of a joint statement with the other six countries of the G-7 and lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after Trudeau said Canada would push forward with retaliatory tariffs. A photo from the weekend kind of sums it all up: Trump’s seated, arms crossed, eyebrows raised, […]

Ahead of G-7 summit, lots of behind the scenes lobbying on trade

Jun 8, 2018
Business leaders and their lobbyists urge President Trump to stop levying tariffs.

Prior to G7 summit, finance leaders meet to discuss a stagnant Japan

May 20, 2016
Central bankers and finance ministers debate currency and stimulus in advance of next week’s summit.
Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso (top, second right) speaks as he leads the first session of the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting in northern Japan on Friday.

G7 countries may start sharing personal airline data with each other

Apr 8, 2016
G7 foreign ministers will meet on Sunday and Monday to discuss sharing data as a way of combating terrorism.
G7 country leaders meet at a summit in June of last year.

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