China has responded to the resolution of the leaders of the G-7 countries accusing the People’s Republic of “non-market policies and human right abuses.”
According to Reuters, China’s embassy in London told the G-7 members to “respect the facts, understand the situation, stop slandering China, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and stop harming China’s interest.”
The leaders of the G-7 countries during the close of the Carbis Bay Summit on Sunday, resolve to challenge China for its non-market policy and human right abuses on minority group.
The 49th paragraph of the communique reads:
“We recognise the particular responsibility of the largest countries and economies in upholding the rules-based international system and international law. We commit to play our role in this, working with all partners and as members of the G20, UN and wider international community, and encourage others to do the same. We will do this based on our shared agenda and democratic values.
“With regard to China, and competition in the global economy, we will continue to consult on collective approaches to challenging non-market policies and practices which undermine the fair and transparent operation of the global economy. In the context of our respective responsibilities in the multilateral system, we will cooperate where it is in our mutual interest on shared global challenges, in particular addressing climate change and biodiversity loss in the context of COP26 and other multilateral discussions.
“At the same time and in so doing, we will promote our values, including by calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in relation to Xinjiang and those rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.”