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G7 with alternative projects to China

G7 with alternative projects to China

Economic and foreign policy topics dominated the second day of the G7 summit, which is taking place in Cornwall, England. On Saturday, the G7 countries agreed on the creation of a global infrastructure initiative as a counterweight to China.

The heads of state and government of the seven industrialized nations decided on Saturday to offer poor countries "value-oriented, quality and transparent" partnerships, the White House said. "It is not a question of going against China or to measure with China, but to create a positive alternative vision for the world ", said a representative of the White House.

Infrastructure plan opposite the new Silk Road

The infrastructure plan for poor and developing countries was put in place at the initiative of US President Joe Biden. It aims to be a counterweight to the "New Mind Road", which Beijing is promoting by expanding its transport, commercial and industrial infrastructure.

A number of countries, especially the US, are critical of China's growing influence and accuse the People's Republic of China of using the program's projects as a way to increase its geopolitical influence. According to a US official, President Joe Biden wants more distance from China and, in addition to the global infrastructure plan, seeks a position against forced labor of the Uighur minority in China.

As a lesson from the Corona crisis, the G7 countries want to be prepared with a health package. Various humanitarian organizations accuse the G7 states that their measures in the fight against the pandemic are not enough.

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