June 10, 2021

Rising China hovers over G-7 summit

Featuring Martijn Rasser

Journalist Tom Tugendhat

All eyes will be on Britain when the leaders of the G-7 convene Friday on the shores of Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

They won’t be at the table, but the specter looming over the feast will be China. An increasingly authoritarian Beijing is forcing the Group of Seven to ask the question: how do we stay free? Our democracies have the most to lose as the Chinese Communist Party seeks to shape the world to make it more hospitable for authoritarian regimes. Through our historic ties to Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has had a front-row seat to the human cost of a crackdown on freedom over the past year so we know the direction that free states can take.

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Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Ras...