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China tops agenda as G7 foreign ministers meet in London

China topped the agenda as the G7 foreign ministers met in London on Tuesday with the world’s major democracies trying to reaffirm their global leadership in the face of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness.The coronavirus pandemic and its geopolitical fallout meant the event took place in a different world compared with the last such Group of 7 meeting in 2019, with China’s role in that world a key concern.Accordingly, it was the first item on Tuesday morning’s agenda and – in a sign of the…China topped the agenda as the G7 foreign ministers met in London on Tuesday with the world’s major democracies trying to reaffirm their global leadership in the face of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness.The coronavirus pandemic and its geopolitical fallout meant the event took place in a different world compared with the last such Group of 7 meeting in 2019, with China’s role in that world a key concern.Accordingly, it was the first item on Tuesday morning’s agenda and – in a sign of the…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post