The Group of Seven (G7) countries called on China to respect human rights in Xinjiang, allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, and called for a full investigation of the origin of the Chinese coronavirus.
In the final statement on China, the leaders of Guangzhou University called on China not to take actions that undermine the stability of the East China Sea and South China Sea, which is a resource-rich region that other countries are entitled to.
The strengthening of China as the world’s leading style is considered one of the most important geopolitical events of our time, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the end of the Cold War.
But China’s return as a global power has caused tension in the United States: President Joe Biden, who sees China as a major strategic competitor, vowed to counter “China’s economic violations” and condemn human rights violations.
“We will promote our values, which include respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in Xinjiang Province (mainly inhabited by Uyghurs), rights, freedoms, and a high degree of autonomy in Hong Kong, as stated in the joint statement contained in the United Kingdom and China,” the statement Say. G7.
G7 focuses on forced labor in agriculture, solar energy, and textile industries in global supply chains.
“We are concerned about all forms of forced labor in the supply chain, including the state’s forced labor for vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities in the agriculture, solar and textile industries,” they said.
UN experts and human rights organizations estimate that 1 million people have been detained in labor camps in Xinjiang in recent years, most of whom are Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.
China denies all allegations of forced labor and abuse, initially claiming that such camps do not exist, and then claiming that such training centers are aimed at combating extremism.
At the end of 2019, China stated that everyone who participated in these training camps received a “diploma.”
Before issuing its final statement, China warned G7 leaders earlier on Sunday that “the days when global decision-making is determined by a few countries are gone forever” and “countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, should work with all countries. The country negotiates to resolve equality and world issues”.
Beijing officials responded to Western powers, accusing them of pursuing outdated imperial policies and humiliating China.
The G7 also emphasized the importance of “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” in its statement.
“We are seriously concerned about the situation in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and strongly oppose attempts to unilaterally change the status quo and increase tensions,” it said.
In addition, the statement called on scientists of the World Health Organization (WHO) to conduct timely and transparent investigations into the origin of the coronavirus.