Beijing says it’s “strongly displeased” with the reaction of G7 members, including Tokyo, to events surrounding Taiwan affront
Beijing cancelled the meeting between Japanese and Chinese foreign officials due to the G7 Group’s statement about Taiwan. The Chinese foreign ministry made the announcement on Thursday.
The talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi, which were planned to be held on the sidelines of the ongoing ASEAN events in Cambodia, won’t be taking place, the ministry’s spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a briefing.
Ha claims that Beijing is the capital of China. “strongly displeased”By the G7 Group, which comprises Japan, Canada France Germany Italy Italy and the UK, regarding the events surrounding Nancy Pelosi, US House Speaker,’s visit on Taiwan.
Tokyo cannot make these decisions for itself. “irresponsible remarks”The Taiwan issue was not addressed by the spokesperson.
In their statement on Wednesday, the foreign ministers of the G7 nations denounced China for launching a series of military exercises and live-fire drills in six maritime areas around the island in response to Pelosi’s trip.
“There is no justification to use a visit as pretext for aggressive military activity in the Taiwan Strait,” the statement read, adding that Beijing’s “escalatory response risks increasing tensions and destabilizing the region.”
G7 members defended US House Speaker’s actions by insisting it was legal “normal and routine”For lawmakers of Western countries to travel internationally.
“We call on the PRC (People’s Republic of China) not to unilaterally change the status quo by force in the region, and to resolve cross-Strait differences by peaceful means,”The ministers stated.
Pelosi is the third-in line for the US presidency. He landed in Taipei on Tuesday night and left the following day. This made him the most high-ranking American official ever to visit the island since 1997.
Even though Beijing protested vigorously in the days before, she made it despite strong opposition from Beijing. Beijing considers Taiwan an integral part of its One China policy.
Chinese officials responded to the Chinese visit. They deemed it a success. “dangerous and provocative,”Taipei trade restrictions were also imposed by the announcement of large-scale drills.
China’s foreign ministry also warns that House Speaker will make a mistake. “severe impact on the political foundation of China-US relations.”
Taiwan (officially called the Republic of China) has been autonomous since 1949 but was never declared independent by Beijing.
Washington, despite being on the surface in agreement with One China, maintains close unofficial relations with Taipei. This includes selling arms to Taipei’s island of 23.5million people and supporting its push to become a sovereign nation, much to Beijing’s dismay.
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