The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that Beijing canceled a scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Japan in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, due to the statements of the Group of Seven countries on the situation on Taiwan.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said at a press briefing Thursday, “China no longer organizes a meeting of the foreign ministers of China and Japan in Phnom Penh because Japan, along with the G7 countries and the European Union, issued a joint statement blaming China baselessly and giving Black on white [blurs the facts]”.
The Chinese diplomat also indicated that Beijing may reconsider its dialogue with the G7 countries if it does not reconsider its false suspicions about Taiwan, saying: “If they (the G7 countries) do not change their wrong position on the Taiwan issue, we will have to reconsider the meaning of the dialogue.” With them – editor).”
Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the Group of Commodities had expressed their concern about the threat from the People’s Republic of China, especially the military exercises that could lead to an escalation. The G7 foreign ministers also expressed the view that China’s “escalating” reaction to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island threatens to escalate tensions in the region.
Chinese television also announced the start of large-scale military exercises with live ammunition around the island of Taiwan.
And that the maneuvers, which are considered as a response to the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to Taiwan, began at 12:00 on Thursday and will continue until 12:00 on Sunday