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Response at the summit: China resists the G7

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To: 06/28/2022 16:06

The G7 wants to push back the influence of China in the poorest countries with a program of 600 billion dollars. This message does not sit well with Chinese leaders.

By Eva Lamby-Schmitt, ARD Studio Shanghai

Those who provoke China will never stand a chance, reads the headline of an editorial in China’s state-run “Global Times” newspaper in reaction to the G7 summit. The United States and Western countries would now have started to focus on the G7 and to strengthen NATO.

The G20 merger, in which China is also involved, will be overtaken, according to the “Global Times”. It is regrettable that both at the G7 summit and in the run-up to the NATO summit in Madrid, China is treated as an adversary, even as an enemy.

No sympathy for infrastructure projects

The G7’s new infrastructure project for the poorest countries, which aims to compete with China’s own “New Silk Road” infrastructure project, has not been well received in China. With the “New Silk Road”, the so-called “Belt and Road Initiative”, China finances many infrastructure projects, especially in the poorest countries of Asia and Africa.

International critics accuse the People’s Republic of representing its own interests, for example to secure trade routes and access to raw materials.

Warning against strengthening NATO

Chinese state media warn that democratically governed countries continue to strengthen NATO and form geopolitical blocs: Western countries – led by the United States – would use the G7 and NATO to dominate the international order.

According to Chinese state media: NATO sees other countries as a threat, but in reality NATO is a serious threat to world peace and security.

Source www.tagesschau.de

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