China expresses protest to G7 over statement on Taiwan


China expresses protest to G7 over statement on TaiwanChina’s authorities express protest to the states of the Group of Seven (G7) over their statement on Taiwan and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday.

“China expresses resolute protest to the chairing G7 country,” he said at a briefing.

“Our stance on the issue of Taiwan and the external interference in the affairs of Hong Kong and also Xinjiang is unequivocal,” he added.

According to the diplomat, the attempts of the G7 countries to slander China, accusing it of violating human rights, will not succeed.

“We insist that the Group of Seven stop interfering in China’s domestic affairs,” he concluded.

Last week, the G7 foreign ministers expressed concern over the situation with human rights in China, particularly in the Xinjiang Uygur and Tibet Autonomous Regions.

They also expressed discontent with the situation in Hong Kong. As for Taiwan, the G7 top diplomats noted “the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” and encouraged the peaceful resolution of existing issues.