Hiroshima – Wealthy democratic 7 nations group On Saturday, they collectively called on China to pressure its strategic partner Russia to end its war on Ukraine.
In a joint statement released on Saturday, G7 leaders stressed that they do not want to harm China and are seeking a “constructive and stable relationship” with China, stating that they will “engage frankly with China and “We recognize the importance of expressing our concerns directly to China.”
“We call China pressures Russia to end military aggression. We will immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw our troops from Ukraine.” “We encourage China, including direct dialogue with Ukraine, to uphold territorial integrity and a comprehensive, just and lasting peace based on the principles and purposes of the UN Charter,” he said.
The group said cooperation with China was necessary given China’s global role and economic size. He appealed for cooperation on issues of concern, economic stability and more.
However, the two leaders expressed “serious concern” over the situation in the East and South China Seas, where Beijing is threatening to expand its military presence and take over the autonomous territory of Taiwan by force. They called for a “peaceful settlement” of China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, which has remained unresolved since the communists came to power on mainland China in 1949.
“China’s extensive maritime claims in the South China Sea have no legal basis, and we oppose China’s militarization activities in the region,” the statement said.
“China’s growth in acting according to international rules will benefit the world,” the statement said, alluding to accusations that Beijing is undermining the “rules-based international order.”
The G7 also expressed common concern about human rights in China, including Tibet, Hong Kong and the Far West Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where forced labor has been a long-standing problem.
But the statement also aims to refute accusations that the G7 is trying to block China’s rise as a world power.
“Our policy approach is not aimed at harming China, nor does it seek to hinder China’s economic progress and development,” he said. Efforts to diversify manufacturing supply chains and ensure stable access to strategically important minerals and other resources aim to dismantle trade ties with the world’s second-largest economy, the statement said. He emphasized the common understanding that it is not.
“We are not decoupling or turning inward,” the statement said. “At the same time, we recognize that economic resilience requires risk aversion and diversification. We will take steps, individually and collectively, to invest in economic vitality.” We can reduce excessive dependencies in our critical supply chain. “
At the same time, G7 members pledged to fight against “economic coercion” of various kinds, stating that they would “combine malicious practices such as illegal technology transfer and data disclosure,” while at the same time “promoting trade and investment.” We also avoid unreasonable restrictions.” “
Chinese officials have responded to various G7 statements on economic coercion and other issues, accusing the United States and other members of hypocrisy.
The state-run Xinhua News Agency published a scathing editorial on Friday describing allegations including “witch hunts,” bullying and “suppression of superpowers.”
“When it comes to ‘coercion’, the primary water coercion is the United States,” the paper said. “U.S. G7 allies must be very resentful given how Washington has exploited or bled them over the years.”
The G7 includes Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the European Union, which are the hosts of this year’s Annual Summit.
The statement was released on the second day of the three-day summit. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima on Saturday to attend a conference scheduled for Sunday.
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