China has lashed out at the countries that make up the G7: “The days of small groups of countries dictating global decisions are over.” It is in response to the announcement by the G7 countries to form a bloc against China, including through a major infrastructure project to support developing countries.
Since 2013, China has been carrying out all kinds of infrastructure projects worldwide, such as in Africa where ports and railways are being built. That plan is called the New Silk Road. This means that China mainly buys influence in countries that are often rich in raw materials. The G7 now wants to counter that, although the details of the plan are not yet known.
Yet China responded succinctly: “We believe that countries, large or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals and that matters concerning the world should be dealt with by consulting all countries.”
Today is the closing day of the G7 summit in Cornwall, which will bring together seven major industrialized countries (US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Japan). China’s actions are expected to be mentioned again in the final statement. US President Joe Biden also wants a joint statement against the Chinese treatment of the Uyghurs and other minorities in China.
China against G7: dictatorship of small group of countries is over
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