The G7 A group of democratic countries ended their summit of foreign ministers in London On-line China To respect human rights Basic freedoms, “but to undo any decisive measure if that fails.
Economic considerations, as well as a fear that even strong language could lead to retaliation Beijing, Led to some member states of the group being successful in reducing the scope of blame.
One of the main points of the summit was the expected alliance of democracies to confront authoritarian regimes with China and Russia, which are seen as the main rivals. However, a number of European countries are said to have rejected calls for a tougher stance from the United States.
Support for Taiwan, the country facing offensive Chinese military maneuvers and threats of invasion, has also been silenced. The G7 said they supported Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Health Assembly forums, but there was no criticism of Beijing’s actions.
The group, however, condemned the Chinese government for “human rights violations” in the Xinjiang And the Tibet In addition, China is pursuing an expansionary strategy through “arbitrary coercive economic policies.”
The Chinese government has been accused of encouraging debt dependence in the developing world through its “Belt and Road” scheme, taking over areas at times when borrowing countries fail to repay loans.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “I think it is more likely that, rather than responding angrily, China will likely need to look in the mirror and understand that it needs to take into account this growing body of opinion. He believes that these basic international rules should be adhered to.” .
The United Kingdom, as the host country, had invited Japan, India, Australia and South Korea, and all countries participating in varying degrees of confrontation with China, to participate in the summit.
In the event that the Indian Foreign Minister, Subrahamanam Gishankar, is forced to actually participate after contacting the suspected cases of HIV infection in his country’s delegation, although he was not positive himself.
A number of participants spoke about the revival of this summit after the cruelty and hatred presented by Donald Trump in previous years. There was also widespread agreement with Britain’s decision to hold a “personal” conference rather than a virtual one.