China summoned European, Japanese envoys on G7 statement on Taiwan
China summoned European, Japanese envoys on G7 statement on Taiwan

China summoned European, Japanese envoys on G7 statement on Taiwan





Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li on Friday summoned relevant European envoys and Japanese envoy over the statement issued by the G7 and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy over the Taiwan issue.

China firmly opposes to the G7 statement and staged a solemn representation, Deng said, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is a blatant political maneuver and serious intrusion of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Deng said, adding that China surely has to respond with no hesitation.

The EU side has not dissuaded and condemned the US for instigating an attempt to split China and escalate the cross-Straits tensions, instead, it claimed that “there is no change in the respective one China policies, where applicable, and basic positions on Taiwan of the G7 members,” Deng said.

The seriously violates the one-China principle, delivering a heavy blow to the political foundation of the bilateral relations, he said

The Ministry also summoned the Japanese Ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi on Thursday for Japan’s wrong position with the G7 and EU concerning the Taiwan question. It seriously violated basic rules governing international relations and four China-Japan political documents, the ministry said. 

The Taiwan question concerns the political foundation of China-Japan relations and basic trust between the two countries, it said, adding that Japan colonized Taiwan island for a long time and bears historic culpability, and should be more cautious in its words and deeds, Deng told the Japanese envoy. 

China strongly urges Japan to abide by the principles of the four political documents between China and Japan and its political commitments on the Taiwan question, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly, and not go further and further down the wrong path, he said.