China summons Japan envoy over G-7 summit
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong has summoned Japanese ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi to lodge “solemn representations” over the Group of Seven (G-7) “hyping up” China-related issues at its Hiroshima summit, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.
The three-day G-7 summit, which also involves Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and the US, was hosted by Japan in the western city of Hiroshima through Sunday.
Japan has allied with relevant countries to smear and attack China in a series of activities and the Leaders’ Communique, which “grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, violated the basic principles of international law,” and “undermined China’s sovereignty, security and development interests,” Sun told Tarumi on Sunday, according to the report.
“China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it,” the vice foreign minister said, urging the G-7 to catch up with the trend of the times featuring openness and inclusiveness, stop ganging up and forming exclusive blocs, stop containing other countries, and stop creating and stoking bloc confrontation.
In the Leaders’ Communique, the G-7 members voiced concerns over China’s recent growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, saying, “We remain seriously concerned about the situation in the East and South China Seas. We strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion.” The communique also underlined the importance of “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
Source: Kuwait News Agency