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China says G7 assertion ‘stuffed with conceitedness, prejudice and lies’

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G7 leaders and different individuals throughout the outreach session of fiftieth G7 Summit, in Apulia.
| Photo Credit: ANI

China hit again on June 17 after G7 leaders warned Beijing to cease sending weapons elements to Russia, saying their end-of-summit assertion was “full of arrogance, prejudice and lies”.

When Group of Seven leaders met final week in Italy, souring commerce relations with China in addition to tensions over Ukraine and the South China Sea have been a spotlight of their discussions.

The assertion launched on the finish of the summit on June 14 criticised China on many of those points.

It included an accusation in opposition to Beijing of sending dual-use supplies to Russia, which it stated have been serving to the battle effort in Ukraine.

On June 17, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian stated the assertion had “slandered and attacked China”.

It had “rehashed cliches that have no factual basis, no legal basis, and no moral justification, and are full of arrogance, prejudice and lies”, he stated at a daily press briefing.

The Group of Seven — made up of the United States, Japan, France, Germany, Canada, Britain and Italy — had additionally taken purpose at what it referred to as “dangerous” incursions by China within the South China Sea.

Worries of a navy escalation between China and its neighbours are rising, and on Monday Philippine and Chinese vessels collided close to the Second Thomas Shoal, in keeping with the Chinese Coast Guard.

“We oppose China’s militarisation, and coercive and intimidation activities in the South China Sea,” learn the G7 assertion, utilizing stronger language than finally 12 months’s summit in Japan.

‘Political software’

Coming the identical week the European Union warned it was planning to impose new tariffs on Chinese electrical automobiles, the G7 assertion additionally referenced what it referred to as “harmful overcapacity”.

The EU, which attends G7 summits as an unofficial eighth companion, and others argue that beneficiant subsidies by China, significantly in inexperienced vitality sectors, danger flooding the worldwide market with low cost items.

“We express our concerns about China’s persistent industrial targeting and comprehensive non-market policies,” the G7 assertion stated, citing “global spillovers, market distortions and harmful overcapacity” in a number of sectors.

China has repeatedly dismissed the considerations.

On June 17, Lin stated that G7 “speculation” on overcapacity “completely deviates from the objective facts and economic laws, creates excuses for protectionism, and also undermines the efforts of global green and low-carbon transition and climate change cooperation”.

The G7 “does not represent the international community”, he stated, accusing it of being “a political tool for safeguarding the hegemony of the United States and the West”.

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