Author: Ming Shuyuan official account: Ming shuzatan wechat id:laomingdashu
Since the first G20 summit was held in november2008, the historical mission of the group of seven (G7) has come to an end.
This “rich people’s Club” composed of western developed countries is seriously inadequate in representativeness and universality, and is unable to solve global challenges.
Since 2008, all the “days” of the G7 have been “borrowed” and are the result of the survival of a dead organization.
What can G7 do today?
——Can it end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine?
Of course not. The United States itself is the initiator of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It just wants to use Ukraine to fight a proxy war against Russia.
——Can it solve the energy crisis?
Of course not. After the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the G7 imposed extreme sanctions on Russia. The most ironic result is that this has led to a surge in energy prices. Russia’s energy export revenue has increased instead of decreasing, while the EU, the United States and the United Kingdom have experienced a serious surge in energy prices.
——Can it solve the food crisis?
Of course not. The Fed’s “crazy money printing” has led to a surge in global commodity prices, including food. This is the fundamental reason why more and more poor countries cannot afford to buy food.
——Can it solve the problem of inflation?
Of course not. The “crazy printing” of the Federal Reserve and the crazy borrowing of the US government are the root causes of the current surge in global inflation.
The “incompetence” of the G7 summit has not been denied even by the US media.
The New York Post, a rightist newspaper in the United States, said that Biden’s participation in the G7 summit achieved nothing, which reminds people of President Carter 43 years ago.
Politico, a US “political” news website, said that the G7, which has become a cocoon of its own, has failed on all major issues.
The G7 summit has long lost its moral authority and practical influence in solving global challenges.
The leaders of the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Japan get together, hold meetings, make statements, and take some embarrassing “family photos”, that’s all.
Can you expect such a seriously unrealistic “small club” to do something amazing?
I read the final statement of the G7 summit. It was full of 27 pages. I took five minutes to browse it quickly, but there was nothing new except the tired cliches.
Why did G7 fall here?
The biggest problem of G7 lies in its serious lack of representativeness and universality.
In 1975, when the G7 was founded, its GDP accounted for 60% of the world, which was the peak when it was launched.
After several decades, the proportion of GDP of G7 has dropped to about 45%.
In terms of GDP alone, the G7 has long been a minority in the world.
From the perspective of population, it is even more so.
The population of G7 is less than 800million, and the world population is close to 8billion.
It sounds like the logic of imperialism and hegemonism to let only 10% of the people make decisions for the other 90% of the people in the world.
The relative decline of the G7 and the rise of the BRICs are two sides of the same problem. The BRICs countries composed of China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa have accounted for nearly 25% of the global GDP. China alone has accounted for 18% of the global GDP.
It can be said that today, the G7 cannot solve any major global problem without China.
If the United States wants to continue to maintain its so-called hegemony, it cannot bypass Beijing in every way it chooses.
The second big problem facing the G7 is precisely that the United States is instrumentalizing the G7 in order to contain China.
For the United States, it has actually given up leading the world through the G7, because it is impossible.
The choice of the United States is to find the already fading G7 from the edge of the historical garbage heap, dust it off, and then build it into a tool to implement the geopolitical strategy of the United States.
At this G7 summit, what the United States wants to do most is to attack Russia.
U.S. President Biden, fearing that the outside world might think that there is discord within the G7, repeatedly stressed that the G7 Member States should maintain unity, continue to support Ukraine and continue to fight against Russia.
However, from the concrete results of the summit, their support for Ukraine is more “lip service than real”. At present, Ukraine is slowly losing ground on the battlefield, and the G7 member states dare not go down in person. In the end, the United States just wants to treat Ukraine as a consumable.
On the issue of cracking down on Russia, the sanctions on Russia’s energy have instead led to an increase in Russia’s energy export revenue rather than a decrease, and made the European Union miserable because of the sharp rise in energy prices. This time, the United States has thrown out a very strange plan – to limit Russia’s oil export prices.
I really can’t think of how the talented US Treasury Department will achieve this goal.
Isn’t this a blatant robbery?
Of course, the statement of the G7 summit will inevitably continue to mention China. According to media statistics, 14 times were raised this time, much higher than the 4 times a year ago.
In fact, we don’t have to help them calculate this figure at all.
Can a dog spit out ivory?
At the instigation of the United States, it is inevitable that the G7 will crack down on China.
But, “listen to the crickets, and don’t plant crops?”
On the Taiwan issue, the South China Sea issue, and so on, does China still need the “big masters” like the G7 to teach us how to do it?
Can we expect that they will support China’s reunification? Will China support the peaceful settlement of disputes in the South China Sea with relevant countries?
They just want to add fuel to the fire.
For China, it doesn’t matter how much the G7 talks about China – they always do.
The key is that China should have sufficient strength. No matter what the G7 says, China can still act at its own pace and firmly safeguard its sovereignty, security and development interests.
Go your own way and let the G7 “old men” talk. If they talk too much, they will be tired and despair slowly.
The disintegration and extinction of G7 is a major historical trend.
At this G7 summit, the United States also made a “600billion dollar” plan to challenge China’s “the Belt and Road” initiative.
As I have already analyzed, this plan is simply impossible to achieve.
Many readers of Zhihu leave messages saying that the United States, a country that can not even do well in its own domestic infrastructure, can help other countries build infrastructure?
I also observed a significant point. Some western media directly said that the plan was a Western version of the “the Belt and Road” when describing it.
This shows that the “the Belt and Road” initiative put forward by China is successful. On the one hand, the United States and other western countries have repeatedly slandered China’s “the Belt and Road” initiative, but in the end, even the name, the West has to imitate and rub the heat, which is really a bit funny.
The United States has not only failed to put forward truly effective initiatives in global governance, but has also begun to lack imagination in creating new terms and concepts.
For China, whether the G7 or NATO, it is enough to keep an eye on it, but it does not need to spend too much energy.
China’s best friend is still China’s growing comprehensive national strength, the courage and wisdom to fight in the face of complex international situations, China’s powerful army, navy and air force, and more than 1.4 billion Chinese people who are united and forge ahead.
China should also step up efforts to build BRICs countries and other new international multilateral mechanisms that are more broadly representative and reflect the aspirations of the people of the world.
Iran and Argentina have made it clear that they want to join the BRICs countries. In the future, it is hoped that more emerging markets and developing countries will join in.
For the BRICs, what matters is not only the increase in the number of countries, GDP and population, but also the improvement of the working mechanism. The most important thing is that the BRICs countries hold high the banner of peace, cooperation and development, follow the trend of history and the times, and truly solve the major problems facing the world today, so that more people can develop better because of China and the BRICs countries.
In fact, it is a foregone conclusion to win or lose in dealing with hegemony with kingcraft.