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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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West launches ideology warfare on China with ‘economic coercion’ claim (Global Times)

With G7 countries hyping so-called China’s coercive economic policies at the just-concluded summit in Liverpool, the Washington-led slander of Beijing with “economic coercion” is climbing to a peak in recent days. Observers said the move  – in sharp contrast to the absence of accusations against the US, the world’s largest launcher of coercive practices – […]

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China refutes G7 foreign ministers’ statement on China’s internal affairs (Global Times)

Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK expressed grave concern and strong opposition to the Chair’s Statement issued by the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting on Sunday. The statement said the G7 foreign ministers “discussed a range of issues and challenges, such as the situations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, in the East […]

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Russia and Ukraine (US Department of State)

The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text:  We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United […]

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G7 Foreign Ministers Amplify Warnings Against Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine (RFE RL)

A meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers in England will wrap up on December 12 after talks dominated by Russia’s massive troop buildup near Ukraine’s border. The ministers’ two-day meeting in the northwestern English city of Liverpool has taken place against the backdrop of the troop buildup and concerns that it could […]

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G7 ministers seek to present a ‘show of unity’ against Russia (Al Jazeera)

Foreign minister of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations gathered in the British city of Liverpool have sought to demonstrate “a show of unity against global aggressors”, with the host, the United Kingdom, expressing deep concern about the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border. The UK is seeking elusive consensus from the wealthy […]

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G7 Foreign Ministers Seek ‘Show Of Unity’ On Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine (RFE RL)

Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers are meeting in the northern English city of Liverpool to seek a united front against Russian aggression toward Ukraine. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is hosting the meeting with her G7 counterparts as the wealthy nations face growing tensions, not only with Russia, but also China and Iran. G7 […]

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Telegraph: AUKUS partnership was discussed at G7 summit without Macron’s knowledge (TASS)

Details of the AUKUS partnership (Australia, the UK and the US) were discussed at the June G7 summit in Cornwall, but French President Emmanuel Macron was unaware of that, The Sunday Telegraph report says. According to the report, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab assisted in the preparation of the agreement despite the warnings that such […]

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Can the G7 really build back a better world? (East Asia Forum)

Yan Liang writes: The G7 meeting and communique could signify success for US President Joe Biden in reclaiming diplomatic leadership on a surface level. Biden convinced both European and Asian allies to weave together an anti-China front and reinserted the United States into a global leadership position to ‘build back a better world’ (B3W) go to […]

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G7/BRI – How should the G-7 respond to China’s BRI? (Howard W. French and David Dollar, Brookings)

When the leaders of G-7 countries met in Carbis Bay last month, they announced a new Build Back Better World (B3W) plan to support infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries and respond to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. How should the G-7 respond to China’s BRI? (brookings.edu)  

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Vaccine/Pandemic/G7 – The G7 Vaccine Charade (James K. Galbraith, Project-Syndicate)

The US and Europe are offering low- and middle-income countries crumbs, so that they can protect their billionaires, their pharmaceutical lobbies, and their campaign contributions. This has created an opening for China and Russia – and both are rushing into the breach. The G7 Vaccine Charade by James K. Galbraith – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

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China/G7 – The dragon in the room (Harsh V. Pant, ORF)

As Joe Biden rallied American allies and partners during his first overseas trip since taking on the presidency of the United States of America, China was present everywhere. From the G7 to Nato, it was China’s growing global footprint and aggression that were shaping the conversations as Western nations assessed the single most important global […]