British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said if Beijing failed to play by international rules, the regime would hamper its country’s rise.

Speaking at Mansion House in London on Apr. 27, the UK foreign secretary said China needed trade with the G7. The group has choices because they represent around half of the global economy.

According to Reuters, Truss referred to Russia as an example of the kind of choice that the they have prepared to make.

The diplomat further added that NATO should have a global outlook that extends to democracies outside its membership.

She said, “We need to pre-empt threats in the Indo-Pacific, working with allies like Japan and Australia to ensure that the Pacific is protected.”

She cited Taiwan as an example, adding that the West should secure this territory’s self-defense ability.

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