In response to Andrew Tettenborn: Top of the G7 agenda? Gender equality, of course, Roger Hudson wrote:

The G7, set up after America had dumped the gold standard and started the ‘funny money’ paper printing era. The G7 is still a desperate attempt to keep the petrodollar world and not accept the rise of China. Look at the SCO countries, rising economic powers.

Editor’s note: Click here to see the contrast with the G7 in Al Jazeera’s report of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Time for Merkel, Macron and May to smarten up?