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G7 approves global infrastructure plan to combat China

G7 approves global infrastructure plan to combat China




Now we begin this broadcast with our  continuing coverage of the  g7 of the global 7th summit which is  underway in cornwall  united kingdom the second day of the  summit saw a range of actions on china's  growing  influence tension surrounding post  brexit deal  and a road map for global economic  recovery  from the covid pandemic in a move to  reign in china's expansionist motives  and oppose china's belt and road  initiative the g7 has unveiled  u.s led plans to counter china in  infrastructure funding for poorer  nations  china has been widely criticized for  saddling small countries with  unmanageable debt as part of its  trillion dollar belt and road initiative  it has lent money for projects  stretching across asia  africa latin america and even europe  the leaders the g7 leaders address  strategic competition with china  and in order to help meet the tremendous  infrastructure need in low and middle  income countries  the top economies have committed to  concentrate actions against beijing  at its first in-person summit since 2019  the g7 leaders also reached consensus on  the need for a  shared approach to china's human rights  abuses  i think in a historic move to prevent  future pandemics  united kingdom prime minister boris  johnson has announced the  kirby bay declaration the pac comprises  a series of health policy commitments  that the member nations will work on  collectively they include speeding up  the time taken to develop and  license vaccines reduce time taken to  come up with  treatment and diagnostics of any future  outbreak in  under 100 days and all of this while  reinforcing surveillance networks to  identify  and contain the disease before it gets  too late  and that's what we're going to do  us president joe biden and french  counterparty manuel macron met for  bilateral talks both the leaders showed  the urgency of global cooperation  as u.s president joe biden touted a  message of  revived u.s leadership listen we're just  having a  we've had a good couple days so far i've  had a chance to  the united states i've said before we're  back the us is back we feel  very very strongly about the cohesion of  nato and  i for one think that uh the european  union  is an incredibly strong and  vibrant entity that has a lot to do with  uh  the ability of uh western europe to  not only handle its economic issues but  provide the backbone and the support for  nato  and so i uh we're very supportive  very supportive we have to to deal with  this  pandemic in the copy 19 we have to face  a lot of changes  a lot of crisis climate change  and um and for all these issues what we  need is cooperation  and i think it's great to have a  u.s president part of the club and  are you willing to to to cooperate and i  think that  what you what you demonstrate is that  leadership is partnership  protests on the streets of cornwall  continued on day two of the g7 meet  thousands of protesters marched as  leaders of the world's richest nations  gathered to discuss  coronavirus pandemic and other key  issues members and supporters of  extinction rebellion  walked through the town of flemith  playing drums and chanting slogans  outside the g7  media center the protesters were  campaigning against the use of fossil  so we're sounding the alarm and we're  calling out green washing today about  the leaders of the g7  they have been drowning us in promises  and not delivering so we're here to say  to them it's time to actually take  action  members from the campaign group global  justice now  also gathered in falmouth to protest  against the  uneven vaccine distribution across the  world  are you good at printing money you got  some money there for me involved  okay sorry security's just coming here  and pushing us away security very  serious here  okay  not only this an environmental group  called surfers against sewage  protested at jillian base beach in  falmouth  12 ocean activists floated on boards  holding a banner to put ocean health  at the heart of the ongoing g7 summit  while simultaneously activists from  charity group oxfam  called on the group of seven  industrialized nations to step up their  actions to fight climate change  the protesters further brought out a  message in a bottle  to launch an sos call for climate  at least 500 people joined the parade in  saint ives  playing drums and chanting act now and  sound the alarm  climate issues have been one of the top  issues on the agenda of the g7 summit.

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