China's Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li on Thursday urgently called in Japanese Ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi as well as European envoys from other G-7 members and made solemn representations to them over the statement, according to the ministry. In the G-7 statement issued Wednesday, the foreign ministers said they were "concerned by recent and announced threatening actions" by China, particularly live-fire exercises and economic coercion. Deng claimed the G7 statement represented "interference in China's internal affairs." On Thursday, China abruptly called off a foreign ministers meeting with Japan on the fringes of regional gatherings in Phnom Penh in a show of protest over the G-7 statement. The G7 consists of Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the United States, plus the European Union.
Source: Libya Today August 06, 2022 04:14 UTC