When the leaders of the Group of Seven countries meet in-person later this week for the first time in about two years, one question will stand out: Can U.S. President Joe Biden unite the globe’s top democracies in taking on China’s growing military and economic assertiveness?

At the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, from Friday through Sunday, Biden will be working to rally the world’s democratic nations — and counter China — as the globe struggles back from the COVID-19 pandemic. But he will also be looking to repair the United States’ tattered image in the eyes of partners and allies after four tumultuous years under former President Donald Trump.

“In this moment of global uncertainty, as the world still grapples with a once-in-a-century pandemic, this trip is about realizing America’s renewed commitment to our allies and partners, and demonstrating the capacity of democracies to both meet the challenges and deter the threats of this new age,” Biden wrote in a Washington Post editorial Sunday.