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Beijing cancels meeting between Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers due to G7 statement on Taiwan

Beijing cancels meeting between Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers due to G7 statement on Taiwan

The Chinese side canceled a bilateral meeting between the Foreign Ministers of China and Japan in Phnom Penh due to the joint statement of the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Taiwan. This was announced on Thursday at a regular briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.

“China no longer plans to hold a meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Japan in Phnom Penh, as the Japanese side, along with partners in the G7 and the EU, issued a statement with baseless criticism. This statement distorts the facts, in addition, it justifies the US violation of China’s sovereignty. Chinese people are extremely dissatisfied with this,” she said.


The G7 countries expressed concern on Wednesday over China’s recent actions, in particular live-fire military exercises in the waters around Taiwan. According to the G7, these actions could lead to an escalation of the situation.