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China Voices Dissatisfaction with G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Sea Disputes

2016-04-12 08:52:46       source:Xinhua News Agency

April 12, 2016

"China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) issued a statement that touched upon disputes in the East and South China Seas.

'We urge the G7 member states to honor their commitment of not taking sides on issues involving territorial disputes,' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in response to the statement issued by the foreign ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States on Monday after they convened in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Lu said as recovery of the world economy remains weak, the G7 bloc should have focused on global economic governance and cooperation rather than hyping up the disputes."

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