Beijing has rejected the group’s demand to cut off support to Russia amid widespread sanctions
Beijing has responded to the G7’s call for an end to Western sanctions on Russia, saying the country sets its own position and policy. “The virtues of the subject,” And the seven member states should focus on their own issues without interfering in other countries’ internal affairs.
The statement came after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7), which includes the United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Japan, issued a statement urging Beijing on Saturday. “Firmly” He called on Russia to end the war in Ukraine and refrain from providing economic and military assistance to the Kremlin. The party also stressed that China “We support the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine” And “Urge Russia to end its military aggression against Ukraine.”
The long statement went on to warn Beijing “Not to help Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, not to reduce sanctions on Russia.” And not justifying Russia’s actions in Ukraine through its use “Information manipulation, confusion and other means.”
At a news conference on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian condemned the demand and called on the G7 countries to stop imposing illegal sanctions and provocations on other countries and instead focus on other important global and domestic issues.
“We call on the G7 countries to truly focus on peace and development around the world, to stop applying double or even double standards, to stop sending military aircraft and ships to other countries’ borders to show their strength or for no reason.” Zhao told reporters at a news conference on Monday.
Zhao also emphasized the seven nations “Stop going to other countries to organize ‘Color Revolution’ at every opportunity” And stop using sanctions on sovereign nations “Outside jurisdiction.”
The G7 expressed concern over the situation in the East and South China Sea and China’s involvement in its vicinity, advised Beijing to avoid threats, coercion, intimidation and the use of force, and demanded that China give access to neutral monitors in Xinjiang and Tibet. The group called for peace and stability in Taiwan and expressed support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly and WHO technical meeting.
China has called the remarks “extreme interference” in its internal affairs and has claimed that the G7 statement “Seriously violated the basic rules of international relations.”
“What I want to emphasize is that Taiwan-related, Xinjiang-related, Tibet-related and Hong Kong-related issues are purely China’s internal affairs and not the intervention of any external power. The G7 does not have the right or ability to point fingers at China’s internal affairs. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom said on Monday.
“We call on the G7 members to do something to manage their own country’s affairs, to solve their own human rights problems and to restore peace in Europe, instead of insulting other countries, interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and causing problems everywhere.” The embassy spokesman has finished.
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