Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong called in Japanese Ambassador Hideo Tarumi on Sunday following a series of allegations made against Beijing during the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
The Sun, quoted by CGTN, expressed dissatisfaction with Japan, the current rotating president of the Group of Seven, for aligning with Western nations in what China perceives as a campaign to tarnish its image and interfere in its internal affairs. Sun firmly opposed these actions and urged G7 members to refrain from fostering divisive bloc confrontations.
The G7, in a joint statement released on Saturday, accused China of engaging in economic coercion, human rights violations, and escalating tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
The Japanese Embassy in China responded by stating that Ambassador Tarumi acknowledged the validity of the concerns raised by the G7 and pledged to reiterate them if China does not alter its behavior.
China has previously criticized the G7 for attempting to impose an “America-first” model on the global stage, asserting that such efforts would be unsuccessful. The G7 comprises the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.