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9th working session of the G-7 Hiroshima Summit meeting in Japan.

The Yomiuri Shimbun via Reuters Connect

G-7 sticks & carrots for China

The G-7 on Sunday wrapped up its annual summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima by telling China something along the lines of: “Hey, our relationship is pretty toxic, but we can't afford to break up just yet. So we're gonna make a bit of a fuss until you play nice.”

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A G-7 sign, decorated with flowers, stands at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan.

Michael Kappeler/dpa via Reuters Connect

G-7 leaders gather to chart next moves on Russia, China, other issues

The leaders of the industrialized nations that make up the G-7 will hold their annual meeting on May 19-21 in Hiroshima, Japan, a location of special significance at a time of intensifying great power competition. In the closing chapter of World War II, the US detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city, killing more than 100,000 civilians.

This year’s G-7 summit takes place as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and an increasingly assertive China test the resilience of the postwar order and make it more difficult to address transnational challenges such as climate change. We asked Eurasia Group experts Ali Wyne, Lívia Pereira, and David Boling what to expect.

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