G7 has constantly violated and disrupted rules: Chinese FM spokesperson

2023-05-11 Editor : Mo Honge ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- While asking China to abide by international rules, the G7 itself has constantly violated and disrupted rules, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said at a news briefing on Thursday.

Wang Wenbin made the remarks when answering a query related to the G7 Summit to be held in Japan.

It was reported that the G7 Summit will ask China to abide by international rules.

Wang said that before discussing international rules, he wants to make clear what exactly the international rules are.

For the overwhelming majority of countries in the world, international rules consist of the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and all countries must abide by them, he added.

He pointed out that the G7 hardly ever mentions the UN Charter, but keeps talking about “democracies” and the so-called “rules-based international order”.

However, when the G7 talk about international rules, they mean the Western rules that draw lines according to ideologies and values and the U.S.-first and G7-dominated rules of a small circle, Wang said.

Those rules serve the vested interest of a very few countries, including the G7, rather than the common interests of the international community, he said.

He reminded the attendees that in recent years, the U.S. walked away from 17 international organizations and treaties, including UNESCO and the Paris Agreement. "The U.S. has spied indiscriminately on countries globally, not least its G7 allies, strong-armed countries diplomatically, and applied economic coercion and military interference. The U.S. has blatantly invaded Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and other countries that are smaller and weaker than the U.S., killing and displacing tens of millions of innocent civilians. When it comes to international rules, the U.S.’s place is in the dock. It is in no position to point fingers at other countries," he added.

He said the first thing the U.S. and Japan can do as G7 members would be to pay their arrears to the UN, withdraw the troops illegally occupying Syria, stop insisting on dumping nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, stop inciting division and confrontation, and stop using the international rules as a pretext to pursue primacy and selfish interests.


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