British PM Rishi Sunak calls China ‘systemic challenge’ to Western world
China poses a ‘systemic challenge’ to Western values and interests, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said at the G20 summit in Indonesia
This is reported by The Guardian.
According to Sunak, China poses a ‘systemic challenge’ to Western values and interests.
"My view on China is straightforward. I think that China unequivocally poses a systemic threat – well, a systemic challenge – to our values, and our interests, and is undoubtedly the biggest state-based threat to our economic security, let me put it that way. That’s how I think about China," Sunak said.
He emphasized that this opinion is shared by the US and other allies of Britain.
"The Canadians, the Australians, their versions of that strategy all say similar things. So what I’m saying to you, I think, is the shared view amongst our closest allies," Sunak assured.
At the same time, he noted that China plays a significant role in the world economy, so it is necessary to conduct a dialogue with it.
"I also think that China is an indisputable fact of the global economy and we’re not going to be able to resolve shared global challenges like climate change, or public health, or indeed actually dealing with Russia and Ukraine, without having a dialogue with them," Sunak emphasized.