Britain’s Rishi Sunak has stated that although China is the greatest challenge of our time to global security and prosperity, other major economies should not seek complete decoupling from the country. Sunak made the remarks following the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima, where he explained that the G7 countries will pursue common approaches to mitigate the challenges posed by China. He added that this is all about mitigating risk, not decoupling. Sunak’s predecessor, Liz Truss, became the most prominent British politician to visit Taiwan last week, marking a potential shift in the UK’s approach to China. However, Sunak’s Conservative Party remains divided on China, with some being more hawkish than others.
Sunak also declared that Britain will begin training Ukrainian pilots this summer to help the Air Force in its conflict with Russia. During the three-day summit, the G7 showed Russia its willingness to support Ukraine in the long term. Reporting by Katya Golubkova in Hiroshima, Japan, this content was written by Kantaro Komiya and David Milliken, and compiled by William Mallard.