Biden to Hold First Summit With Leaders of ‘Quad’ to Counter ChinaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

WASHINGTON–President Joe Biden is set to hold his first summit on Friday with the leaders of Japan, India, and Australia to step up the game on vaccine distribution in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s influence in the region. The informal alliance called the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or “Quad” that consists of the United States, India, Japan, and Australia will discuss a wide range of topics including distribution of vaccines in the region, climate change, and critical technologies. The summit, which will take place virtually, will be the first-ever leader’s level Quad meeting. The United States is working with the Quad partners to put together “complex financing vehicles” that will dramatically boost the capacity to create COVID-19 vaccines, up to a billion by 2022, a senior administration official said on March 11 during a conference call ahead of the summit. “This is one of several things that we’ve tried to undertake at …Read More

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