Chinanews, Beijing, May 6th, title: G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, a meeting to return to power

  Author Bo Wenwen

  On May 5, local time, the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers' meeting closed and issued a joint statement.

This first face-to-face meeting between G7 representatives in the past two years once again announced the return of the Western alliance in a high-profile manner, intensified the hype "Sino-Russian threat theory", and exposed the political intentions of the United States and Britain to return to power.

Data map: On May 5th, local time, London, England, the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held at Lancaster Palace, and the "breast-fighting ceremony" was strictly enforced on the spot.

Declared that the "Western Era" is not over yet

  Some observers pointed out that as the rotating presidency of the G7 this year, the United Kingdom is eager to show that the G7 is still influential in a rapidly changing world.

  Reuters reported that the United Kingdom and the United States are eager to show the world that the West will safeguard its vested interests by repairing allied relations.

The British Foreign Secretary Raab said that the G7 foreign ministers' meeting showed that the West "diplomacy is back."

U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln emphasized that engaging with China from a position of strength actually means that the United States "fights side by side with allies," and leans toward multilateral and international organizations, and establishes close ties with them.

  Analysts believe that the departure of former US President Trump from the world stage is seen as an opportunity to reignite the so-called "multilateralism" in the West, and in particular to reshape the influence of the G7.

The British "Guardian" reported that in order to show that the West can take concerted action, the joint statement issued after the meeting covered almost all internationally turbulent areas such as Myanmar, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine.

It even temporarily agreed to hold the second meeting of foreign ministers in the fall to focus on African issues.

  Some Russian media claimed that the G7 meeting was the most ideologically ideological since the end of the Cold War. It concealed the new crown epidemic, economic recovery, security and development and other issues that exist in the West.

A German media directly pointed out that G7 seems to be a "relic" of the past. For a long time, the center of economic and political power has shifted to Asia. This time it is more like a meeting for the West to "return to power."

  In addition, the UK also invited the foreign ministers of Australia, South Korea, India, Brunei and South Africa to participate in this foreign ministers’ meeting, demonstrating that the British government is working hard to establish stronger ties with Asia after Brexit.

Data map: On May 5, local time, London, England, the G7 foreign ministers' meeting was held at Lancaster Palace.

Hype the "Sino-Russian Threat Theory" again

  Judging from the opinions expressed by the participants and media reports, the most critical topic of the G7 foreign ministers' meeting is to discuss how to deal with Russia and China, and to re-hot the "China-Russia threat theory".

  Both the United States and Britain stated before the meeting that the G7 foreign ministers' meeting aims to seek new allies to meet the challenges from Russia and China, but at the same time will not suppress China and seek to establish a more stable relationship with Russia.

Brinken declared that “the aim is not to try to contain or suppress China”, but the West will defend the “rule-based international order” and avoid “damage by any country including China”.

  As Blinken said, isn't the intention of the G7 foreign ministers' meeting to contain China?

Discerning people don't think so.

The "Russia Today" website titled "America, please tell the truth, the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting is to curb the rise of China" pointed out that Brinken said that China should abide by the "rule-based international order", but the application of rules is unequal. .

For example, wars of aggression are illegal, but this has not stopped the United States from inciting more conflicts than any other country.

  According to foreign media reports, the G7 foreign ministers' discussions on Russia and China spent three times as long as discussing other issues.

Looking through the 27-page joint statement issued after the meeting, it is not difficult to find that the statement on Russia and China issues is significant. On the one hand, it criticizes "human rights issues" vigorously, and on the other hand, it calls for cooperation and stable relations in order to seek a certain Kind of "balance".

  "We encourage China as an economic power with advanced technology to constructively participate in the rules-based international competition system." When talking about China, the statement first stated that it encourages China to take action to address climate change, biodiversity reduction, and post-epidemic economy. Global challenges such as recovery.

"We look for opportunities to cooperate with China to promote regional and global peace, security and prosperity."

  However, the next five paragraphs repeated the same tricks, intensively discrediting and attacking China, and none of the issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan were left.

However, a Reuters report on the 6th also pointed out that although the joint statement heavily criticized Russia and China, it did not propose specific measures other than verbal criticism.

Data map: On May 5th, local time, London, England, the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held at Lancaster Palace, and the "breast-fighting ceremony" was strictly enforced on the spot.

According to British media reports on the 5th, in the Indian delegation attending the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in the UK, two cases of the new coronavirus were found to be positive and are currently in isolation.

According to reports, although India is not a member of the G7, the country was invited to attend the G7 foreign ministers meeting in London this week.

Global recovery still needs unity and cooperation

  The Indian Foreign Minister who was invited to participate this time had to self-quarantine because two members of his delegation were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia during the meeting. This became an "episode" of embarrassment, helplessness and sadness in the G7 foreign ministers' meeting.

This also shows that the current global epidemic is still severe, and there is no room for negligence.

  "The new crown pandemic emphasizes that global challenges require global cooperation to address." In the preface of the joint statement, it reiterated its commitment to cooperate with developing countries, including African countries, in order to achieve a goal based on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris. The agreement’s green, inclusive and sustainable post-epidemic recovery.

  The statement also promised in the fourth part of “sustainable recovery” that the Group of Seven countries is committed to strengthening the central role of the World Health Organization in global health; cooperating with related industries to expand the production of affordable vaccines, and to promote equitable access to vaccines, Tools for treatment and diagnosis; committed to achieving more resilient health and education systems, and better epidemic prevention to deal with future threats; etc.

  In addition, the statement also mentioned issues such as post-epidemic economic recovery, climate change, food security, protection of women's education rights, and ending domestic violence against women.

  What we need to see is that mankind is facing many global challenges. If we want to overcome the difficulties together, we must admit that multilateralism is the right way, and the essence of multilateralism is that international matters are handled by everyone and the future and destiny of the world. Commonly controlled by all countries.

Yin Jian is not far away, and the power thinking and hegemonic mentality of unilateralism in the name of multilateralism should have been thrown into the trash can of history long ago.