Top G7 diplomats seek consensus on China after Macron remarks

THE G7’s top diplomats began talks in Japan today, looking to project a unified message on concerns about China after controversial remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The foreign ministers are keen to move past the firestorm created by Macron’s assertion, following a trip to Beijing, that Europe should avoid “crises that aren’t ours”, and China was on the agenda even before official talks kicked off this morning.