The People Republic of China has faulted position of G7 nations on alleged right abuses by the country’s authority in Muslim region of Xinjiang, saying the acclaimed superpower economies were only trying to destabilize the country and put it on path of turmoil.
It described the position of the Group of Seven leaders that had scolded Beijing over a range of issues as gross interference in the country’s internal affairs and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.
Reacting to the G7 position, China’s embassy in London said it was strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to mentions of Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that distorted the facts and exposed the “sinister intentions of a few countries such as the United States”.
Through a statement on Monday, China stated that it was rather surprising that when the world needs unity and cooperation of all countries to battle raging COVID-19 pandemic that had rendered global economy sluggish, the G7 nations were wallowing in “cliquey” power politics sowing division.
“China is a peace-loving country that advocates cooperation but also has its bottom lines. China’s internal affairs must not be interfered in, China’s reputation must not be slandered, and China’s interests must not be violated.
“We will resolutely defend our national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and resolutely fight back against all kinds of injustices and infringements imposed on China,” the embassy said.
It would be recalled that the G7 leaders on Sunday took China to task over human rights in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy, and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait – all highly sensitive issues for Beijing.