Leaders attending the summit have made contending with China's economic ambitions and countering its human rights practices a prime focus, even as they seek to unify the richest democracies against climate change and stamping out the coronavirus. 'I would say there was unanimity in terms of a willingness to call out human rights abuses and violations of fundamental freedoms that invoke our shared values,' said a senior administration official. President Joe Biden and his team have been pushing for a strong statement on human rights in China at the G7 summit. And that, because of that partnership, you know, it's our obligation to call out human rights abuses and other -- other violations of fundamental freedoms that calls us into -- that really invoke our shared values. The leaders are also 'willing to speak out on human rights abuses, including in Xinjiang' – a reference to the treatment of Uyghurs and other minorities.
Source: The Nation June 13, 2021 10:30 UTC