Beijing has protested the G7 foreign ministers’ statement because it says they are deliberately painting a bad picture of China and trying to pressure the Chinese leadership, among other things, using the Ukraine-Russia conflict as an excuse, Chinese Foreign Minister Zhao Li told China at a press conference on Monday.
At the end of a three-day meeting in Germany, seven countries (Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) issued a statement on Saturday expressing concern over maritime affairs involving Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan. and China. In the statement, the seven countries also called on China not to undermine these sanctions, help Russia in its aggression against Ukraine, or justify it in any way, such as manipulating information.
The spokesman described the statement as absurd, adding that the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven most industrially advanced countries ignored China’s position and objective facts.
He stressed that the Chinese side has a unified and clear position on Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan and maritime affairs, as well as on the crisis in Ukraine.
Zhao also said that China urges the weeks to respect China’s sovereignty, not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs, and not to spread lies about China. Instead, he added, the G7 should focus on world peace and development and abandon its provocative policy based on force and double standards. The spokesman also reiterated his opposition to sanctions against China.
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