China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea


China is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders on the contentious South China Sea, where Beijing is locked in territorial disputes with several southeast Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular briefing. China’s increasingly assertive stance in the region has sparked concern from the United States and its Asian allies.

“This G7 summit organized by Japan’s hyping up of the South China Sea issue and exaggeration of tensions is not beneficial to stability in the South China Sea and does accord with the G7’s position as a platform for managing the economies of developed nations,” Hua said. “China is extremely dissatisfied with what Japan and the G7 have done.”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that Japan welcomed China’s peaceful rise while repeating Tokyo’s opposition to acts that try to change the status quo by force.

China has said that the South China Sea issue has nothing to do with G7 or its member countries.

China is not in the G7 club but its rise as a global power has put it at the heart of some discussions at the advanced nations’ summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan. G7 leaders agreed on Thursday to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific.

(Reporting By Ben Blanchard, Writing By Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Source: Reuters “China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea”

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3 Comments on “China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea”

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  2. Simon says:

    Japan did’nt got what it wanted in the G7 summit. No country has come out naming China over the SCS dispute despite Abe telling reporters otherwise. Canada did’nt even mention about any SCS dispute instead focus on business as did the rest of G7. Even America has been rather muted. In the economic front Abe has failed to convince other G7 countries to commit to more spending. This is a failure for Japan. Rather the G7 has endured another wrath from Russia. Having been excluded as a member of the G8 over Ukraine, Russia took the opportunity to open new military bases in the Kuril islands in dispute with Japan.

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  3. Steve says:

    Plain and Simple – the western powers do not wish to see a peaceful rise of China. As CKY stated in previous post, when China rise, it rises to the Zenith. However, these western powers and especially Japan wants to see China Descent into the hells. The US has practically surrounded China via alliances or logistics for military bases from Australia, Japan, Guam, Sth Korea, Hawaii and recently with Philippines and India. The US has nothing left other than it’s military supremacy and the intention is to escalate into a major war. The Russian and Chinese alliances are extremely important to act as deterrent.

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