China tells G7 to mind its own business — Analysis
Beijing rejects the group’s demand to halt support for Russia amid sweeping sanctions
China has responded to the G7’s request that Beijing cease support for Russia amid extensive Western sanctions, stating that the country decides its own position and policy based on the “merits of the matter itself,”The seven members should instead focus on their issues and not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations.
After the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers, including the US, Germany and Canada, released a statement Saturday calling for Beijing to comply, the statement was made. “resolutely”Encourage Russia to end the conflict in Ukraine, and to cease providing military and economic assistance to Russia. They also demanded that China be included in the group. “support the sovereignty independence of Ukraine” and “urge Russia to stop its military aggression against Ukraine.”
Beijing was warned in the lengthy warning statement “not to assist Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine,” “not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia” and not to justify Russia’s actions in Ukraine through the use of “information manipulation, disinformation and other means.”
Zhao Lijian from China’s Foreign ministry criticized these demands at a press conference Monday. She urged G7 nations to stop issuing illegal sanctions or provoking others and focus instead on more important international and domestic issues.
We call upon the G7 to focus their efforts on peace and global development, and to cease applying multiple or double standards.Zhao addressed reporters on Monday during a conference.
Zhao also stressed that all seven nations should exist “stop going to other countries to organize ‘color revolutions’ at every opportunity”It is time to stop placing sanctions on sovereign nations “extraterritorial jurisdiction.”
The G7 also expressed concern regarding China’s involvement in the situation in and around the East and South China seas, advising Beijing to avoid threats, coercion, intimidation measures and the use of force, demanding that China grant impartial monitors access to Xinjiang and Tibet. The group also called for peace and stability in Taiwan and expressed support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly and WHO technical meetings.
China considered these comments to be a gross interference with its internal affairs, and claimed the G7 statements were. “seriously violated the basic norms of international relations.”
“What I want to stress is that Taiwan-related, Xinjiang-related, Tibet-related and Hong Kong-related affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and brook no interference from any external forces. The G7 has neither the right nor the qualification to point fingers at China’s internal affairs,”On Monday, a spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in London stated that they were happy to assist.
“We urge G7 members to manage their own country’s affairs, solve their own human rights issues, and do something serious to restore peace in Europe, instead of smearing other countries, interfering in other countries’ internal affairs, and making trouble everywhere,”The spokesperson for the Embassy concluded.
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