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China Accuses G7 of “Empty Promises” and Draws on Members’ Colonial Past as Part of Its Counteroffensive

A Chinese cartoon mocking the Group of Seven that went viral on Chinese social media platforms.

China hinted at the colonial pasts of the G7 member states in its coverage of the weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall, which focused a considerable amount of time and attention on confronting Beijing.

Sensing an opportunity to mobilize mass opposition to the G7, the Communist Party permitted widespread media coverage of the summit, with messaging that centered around how this is a small, outdated forum that is no longer relevant in the 21st century.

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