China urges G7 to cease interfering in other countries' internal affairs

2023-04-19 08:13:09Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Tuesday urged the G7 to reflect on their own problems, discard the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices, and cease interfering in other countries' internal affairs.

Wang made the remarks at a daily news briefing in response to a query about a joint communique issued after a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Japan on the issues of Taiwan, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, Xinjiang and Tibet. The meeting urged China to ensure transparent, predictable and fair business environments.

Wang said that regardless of China's strong position and the existing facts, the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting grossly interfered in China's internal affairs and maliciously slandered and discredited China.

"The communique reflects the group's arrogance, prejudice and deliberate desire to block and contain China. We deplore and reject this and have made a strong demarche to the host, Japan," he said.

Wang said that Taiwan is part of China's sacred territory, and the one-China principle is what underpins peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. To ensure real peace in the Taiwan Strait, it is absolutely essential to unequivocally oppose and stop any act toward "Taiwan independence," he added.

Matters related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet fall entirely under China's internal affairs, and no foreign force may interfere in these affairs in any way or under any pretext, Wang said. The situations in the East China Sea and in the South China Sea are generally stable, and relevant countries need to respect the efforts of regional countries to uphold peace and stability, he added.

"As one of the most vibrant markets with the greatest potential, China is committed to providing a stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment for foreign investors," Wang said. He noted that certain G7 members have been oblivious to the principles of the market economy and fair competition, have overstretched and abused the concept of national security, and have used every means possible to suppress foreign companies. They are in no position to point fingers at China, he said.

The spokesperson said that China, as a responsible major country, firmly acts on the UN Charter and the basic principles of international law, and is committed to building a community with a shared future for humanity.

"We once again urge the G7 to reflect on their own problems and discard the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices. They should stop running counter to the prevailing trend of today's world, stop pointing fingers condescendingly, stop grossly interfering in other countries' internal affairs, and stop deliberately creating antagonism and division in the international community," Wang said. 


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