The new trilateral security partnership is a sharp signal that defence in Asia and the Indo-Pacific is being beefed up.
U.S. President Joe Biden will host the summit with the leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia and India at the White House.
Mr Xi did not take Mr Biden up on the offer and instead insisted Washington adopt a less strident tone toward Beijing.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, NYTIMES
Taiwan’s foreign ministry expressed deep thanks for the first-ever mention of Taiwan in the declaration of a Group of Seven summit
America and fellow G-7 countries are ramping up supplies, catching up with China in providing vaccines to poorer countries after a slow start.