NIIGATA, Japan, May 11 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday said many members of the Group of Seven advanced economies shared U.S. concerns about China’s use of “economic coercion” against other countries, and were considering how to counter such behavior.

Yellen told a press conference that Washington had also long considered the possibility of imposing further, narrowly targeted restrictions on outbound investment to China, and had been discussing that prospect with G7 allies.

She said the U.S. government had been discussing the possibility internally for some time, but had not finalized its approach.

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