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Chinese News and Social Media Commentary Largely Dismiss G7’s Plans to Challenge BRI and Vaccine Distribution

HEADLINE TRANSLATION FROM PORTAL NEWS SITE NETEASE: "The G7's Going to Build Infrastructure? That's Probably the Biggest Joke of the Century"

After a flurry of announcements at the end of the three-day G7 summit in Cornwall, observers around the world spent Monday digesting the communiqué, various government fact sheets, and news coverage to try and piece together what it all means. 

China, of course, was the focus of a lot of the discussions among the leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, specifically on what they could do to confront Beijing’s surging influence in the Global South related to infrastructure and vaccines.

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