A turning point was marked by back-to-back rebukes of China

Group of Seven leaders and NATO nations jointly criticized core Chinese policy under President Xi Jinping.

NATO members vowed Monday to counter “systemic challenges to the rules-based international order.”

The one-two punch of public criticism smacks directly into Mr. Xi’s assertion that China won’t stand for lecturing by other nations.

China’s embassy in the U.K. issued a point-by-point denunciation of the G-7 statement as distorted and slanderous.

China frames criticism of its policies as U.S.-led Cold War thinking, with diplomats confidently asserting that the East is rising and the West is in decline.

WSJ

Back-to-Back Rebukes of China Mark a Turning Point

Criticism from G-7 and NATO members represent a shift toward collective action to confront Beijing.

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the Guardian

Expect China to be furious at being cast as a threat to the west

Analysis: Political divergences within Nato’s 30 members – from the US to North Macedonia – may well threaten ambitions for its strategy on China

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