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World China denounces G7 statement, says US has ‘sinister intentions’

15:16  14 june  2021
15:16  14 june  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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China has denounced G7 leaders’  joint statement that scolded Beijing over a range of issues as gross interference in the country’s internal affairs and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.

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China’s embassy in London said on Monday it was strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to mentions of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan that distorted the facts of the situations and exposed the “sinister intentions of a few countries such as the United States”.

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The Group of Seven leaders had taken China to task on Sunday over human rights in the mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy, and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait – all highly sensitive issues for Beijing.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging and the global economy sluggish, the international community needs unity and cooperation of all countries rather than “cliquey” power politics sowing division, the embassy said.

It added that China is a peace-loving country that advocates cooperation, but also has its bottom lines.

“China’s internal affairs must not be interfered in, China’s reputation must not be slandered, and China’s interests must not be violated,” it added.

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Taiwan’s government welcomed the G7 statement, saying the Chinese-claimed island will be a “force for good” and that they will continue to seek even greater international support.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Sunday’s statement from the G7 was a significant move forward for the group as leaders rallied around the need to “counter and compete” with China on challenges ranging from safeguarding democracy to the technology race.

China’s embassy said the G7 should do more that is conducive to promoting 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 said work on looking at the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic should not be politicised, after the G7 in the same statement demanded a full and thorough investigation of the origins of the coronavirus in China.

A joint expert group on the virus between China and the World Health Organization has been conducting research independently and following WHO procedures, the embassy added.

“Politicians in the United States and other countries ignore facts and science, openly question and deny the conclusions of the joint expert group report, and make unreasonable accusations against China.”

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