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Biden to Attend G7 Summit With China on His Mind. Africa and Other Developing Regions Need to Brace For What Comes Next.

US President Joe Biden prepares to address US Air Force personnel at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Suffolk, England on June 9, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 Summit. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in the United Kingdom on Wednesday ahead of a three-day G7 summit, where confronting China in various arenas will be among the top issues on the agenda. The President hopes he will be able to rally the world’s wealthiest democracies to form a united coalition to challenge China’s growing dominance in technology, vaccines, trade, and global development among other areas.

And he’s getting some rare help from Congress. Just before Biden boarded Air Force One, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a massive quarter-trillion dollar package of legislation that aims to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology. The bill now heads to the House for debate before it’s signed into law by the President.

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