Xinhua published a commentary on June 6 to give its perspective on the upcoming G7 Summit scheduled to start on June 7. The commentary observed that, 40 years after the birth of the G7, the United States is still fond of acting like the “world’s police”; Japan is still carrying its historic burdens; and Germany, France, and Britain are still fighting each other under the “European Union” cover. However the world outside the ancient castle holding these closed-door meetings has changed. The G20 that includes the developing countries is now standing at the center of the world stage. Take a look at the items on the G7 agenda. None of the issues can be resolved without the participation of the developing countries. The author concluded that the days of the G7’s global monopoly on agenda-setting and development-leading are long gone.
Source: Xinhua, June 6, 2015