A ‘Global South’ without China is a pseudo-proposition: Global Times editorial

The United Nations General Assembly is currently underway, and countries of the “Global South” are receiving particular attention. In fact, since this year, from India hosting the online “Voice of Global South Summit” to the Munich Security Conference mentioning “Global South” 55 times in its report, from the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima emphasizing the strengthening of relations with the “Global South” to Western countries and Russia vigorously seeking the support of “Global South” countries over the Ukraine issue, the strategic importance of the “Global South” has become increasingly prominent, and the popularity of this concept continues to rise.

The popularity of the “Global South” concept may be linked to two specific events: The first is the “Voice of Global South Summit” held by India on January 12 and 13 of this year, with the participation of 120 countries, although China was not invited; the second event is the G7 summit held in Hiroshima, Japan in May. This summit had two agendas, one of which was to “strengthen ties with the Global South,” leading to the invitation of some developing countries, while China, similarly, was not invited.

In reality, the concept of the “Global South” still has many ambiguous aspects at present, and the idea of a “Global South” without China is even a pseudo-proposition.

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