China condemns the G7 statement, saying that the United States has “malicious intentions” news
Beijing’s anger came after the leaders of the Group of Seven countries brought China into the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang.
China condemned the leaders of the Group of Seven countries to denounce Beijing’s joint statement on a series of issues, saying it grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs and urged the group to stop slandering China.
The Chinese Embassy in London said on Monday that it was strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to mentioning Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, distorting the truth and exposing “the sinister intentions of a few countries such as the United States.”
On Sunday, the leaders of the Group of Seven countries made demands to China on human rights issues in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, calling on Hong Kong to maintain a high degree of autonomy, and stressing the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait — all of which are highly regarded. Sensitive issues in Beijing.
The embassy stated that because the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging and the global economy is sluggish, the international community needs the unity and cooperation of all countries, rather than “factional” power politics sowing the seeds of division.
China is a peace-loving country and advocates cooperation, but it also has a bottom line.
“China’s internal affairs must not be interfered with, China’s reputation must not be slandered, and China’s interests must not be violated,” it added.
“We will resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and development interests, and resolutely fight back against all kinds of unjust and tortious acts against China.”
Fight back against China
The Taiwan government welcomed the statement made by the Group of Seven, saying that the island that China claims will become a “force for good” and they will continue to seek greater international support.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that G7’s statement on Sunday is an important step forward for the group, as leaders are united and need to “counter and compete” with China on various challenges ranging from defending democracy to technological competition.
The Chinese Embassy stated that the G7 should do more to promote international cooperation, instead of artificially creating confrontation and friction.
“We urge the United States and other members of the G7 to respect the facts, understand the situation, stop slandering China, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and stop harming China’s interests.”
The embassy also stated that after the G7 requested a thorough investigation of the origin of the Chinese coronavirus in the same statement, research on the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic should not be politicized.
The embassy added that the joint virus expert group between China and the World Health Organization has been conducting independent research and following WHO’s procedures.
“Politicians in the United States and other countries ignored facts and science, openly questioned and denied the conclusions of the joint expert group report, and made unreasonable accusations against China.”