Backgrounder: G-7 Summit Roundup

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Summary

A three-day G7 summit convenes on June 11 in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It represents the first in-person meeting of G7 heads-of-government since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year, and the summit is being closely monitored for two reasons: 1) It is the first high-profile opportunity for President Biden to stem the bleed in trans-Atlantic relations, which suffered a series of setbacks under the Trump administration; and 2) it is also a chance to roll out the central planks of President Biden’s China policy, which broadly stresses group action among like-minded democracies to counter bilateral intimidation by Beijing. All told, the summit is a coming out party for a revamped G7, one imbued with a new sense of democratic purpose and new imperatives for fostering cross-cooperation in hitherto strictly national purviews, such as tech and tax regulation.

Here’s what we know so far: