The United States is likely to intensify efforts to strengthen alliances aimed at countering the Chinese regime, in the wake of blistering criticism over how Washington handled its withdrawal from Afghanistan, experts say.
Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany for 16 years. She will visit the White House Thursday for the last time as the country’s leader because she is stepping down in September.
Both Biden and Putin are old foxes on the political battlefield, and neither Russia nor the U.S. gives in easily.
Observers said that at the G7 Summit, NATO could make the first "confrontation" between US President Biden and Russian President Putin dramatic.
The theory that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab and Washington's call for an investigation adds to the already strained US-China relationship.
Another alarm of a poorly executed project for which the government should accept responsibility has been rung and makes people question the quality of Chinese construction in its mainland and the world.