[Global Times Comprehensive Report] "At a critical time for the international community to fight the epidemic and recover the economy. The G7 is not committed to solidarity and cooperation, but is keen to create division and confrontation. It has no responsibility or morality."29 On Japan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian sternly refuted the G7 summit joint communiqué's finger-pointing on China.

The day before, the United States led its allies to issue a joint communiqué against China and Russia after the G7 summit, which mentioned China in 14 places and made irresponsible remarks about Hong Kong, Xinjiang, human rights, East China Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait peace and stability.

What’s even more ridiculous is that the communiqué, while accusing China of so-called “unfair economic behavior” and “forced labor” and other crimes, also claimed to cooperate with China on various global challenges, and demanded that China “must urge Russia to end the war against Ukraine”. ".

Zhao Lijian said that these countries have a lot of bad track record in their own human rights, and they have no right to act as human rights "teachers", let alone use human rights as a political tool to interfere in other countries' internal affairs.

They attack and smear China by hyping up Xinjiang-related and Tibet-related issues, which will only make the world see their hegemonic nature and hypocrisy more clearly.

 14 mentions of "China"

  On the 28th, the G7 issued a joint communique focusing on China and Russia after the three-day summit.

Reuters said the G7 issued an "unprecedented severe criticism" of China's policies and human rights issues in the communique.

The communique demanded that China "must" urge Russia to "stop aggression against Ukraine" and abandon its "extensive maritime claims" in the South China Sea, while criticizing China's human rights in tough language.

The communique also made irresponsible remarks about Hong Kong, Xinjiang, human rights, and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, claiming that "the 'forced labor' in Tibet and Xinjiang is our major concern."

  AFP said the communique focused on accusing China of what it called "coercive non-market policies" and "opaque, market-distorting interference" that distorted the global economy and claimed to "promote diversification and resist economic coercion". capacity” to reduce economic dependence on China.

However, the G7 leaders also acknowledged that the world faces enormous challenges in various areas, including climate change, biodiversity and international security, which cannot be resolved without Beijing's cooperation.

  According to CNN, in the two summits held by major Western powers and their allies in Europe, the focus of the West was clear, that is to maintain pressure on Russia, and China was also forcibly pulled into the spotlight by them. , "China is very unhappy about this."

The joint communique issued by the G7 summit on Tuesday used strong language to accuse China.

In recent years, Western leaders have become increasingly wary of China, and their concerns about China have grown.

According to the report, the G7 summit communique mentioned "China" 14 times, while the joint communiqué a year ago only mentioned "China" 4 times.

 G7 'failed on all fronts'

  Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the 29th, refuted Hong Kong, Xinjiang, human rights, the East China Sea, the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait.

He said that in disregard of China's solemn position and firm opposition, the G7 once again used the summit communique to promote the narrative of "democracy against authoritarianism", grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, attacked and smeared China, and incited confrontational sentiments.

Zhao Lijian said that the G7 population accounts for only 1/10 of the world's total population.

They are not qualified to represent the whole world, let alone take their own values ​​and standards as international common values ​​and standards.

  On the one hand, the G7 is keen to create division and confrontation, but on the other hand, it does nothing to deal with various crises such as climate, ecology and food that the world faces.

The US "political" news network said that the G7 leaders boasted that they had achieved unprecedented common goals, but in fact made no progress on all issues such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, melting glaciers, food shortages and soaring energy costs.

"As they wrap up their talks, these leaders seem to be tinkering, only to find they have failed on all fronts..."

  The Associated Press said that a year ago, Biden was welcomed by allies when he first attended the G7 summit as US president, claiming that "America is back."

However, recent mass shootings in the United States and the Supreme Court's decision to make abortion unconstitutional have sparked worldwide criticism, with even allies accusing "America is going backwards."

  "The G7 is allowing millions of people to go hungry and the planet to suffer." On the 28th, the international relief organization Oxfam issued a statement accusing that the 2015 G7 summit had promised "by 2030 five billion people out of hunger”, but seven years later, the world has added 335 million hungry people.

Meanwhile, the number of Western billionaires rose more in 24 months than in the past 23 years, with 62 new billionaires in the food industry.

 Differences between the US and Europe towards China

  In fact, there are differences within the West on how to treat China.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said recently that he opposes reconsideration of trade relations with China because of China's Hong Kong and Xinjiang policies and that countries that do not meet European standards should not be isolated.

British Prime Minister Johnson also said in an interview with CNN: "China is a huge fact of our lives... Every country that is in the G7 today has a lot of trade with China." He said, "I think a balance needs to be found. Point. That's what we have to try and do, as hard as it can be."

  CNN said on the 28th that the United States advocates viewing China as "the most serious long-term challenge to the international order", but some European countries want to focus on Russia, and they worry that taking a tough stance on China risks turning China into an enemy.

Not long ago, when someone called China a security challenge to the West, French President Emmanuel Macron said a wit: "China is not in the North Atlantic." For some countries that want to tie Russia and China together as enemies, a researcher at the French Institute for Strategic Studies Ha Nosh questioned: "Do you want to create a 'dragon bear monster' to start an ideological 'new cold war'?"

  [Global Times special correspondent in Germany and Canada, Aoki Tao short room Chen Kang Liu Yupeng]

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