Beijing accuses G7 nations of collaborating to ‘smear and attack’ China


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Beijing has accused the Group of Seven (G7) nations of collaborating to “smear and attack” China after the weekend summit issued a communique that warned Beijing over its “militarisation activities” in the Asia-Pacific region. Leaders of industrialised countries at Hiroshima, Japan, summit also agreed to take tough action against “economic coercion” from China. They outlined a shared approach to “de-risk, not decouple” economic engagement with China in the Saturday communique. China vice foreign minister Sun Weidong summoned the Japanese ambassador to register protests over “hype around China-related issues” at the Group of Seven (G7) summit over the weekend, a ministry...