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China urges G7 to cease "attacks"

TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- China on Wednesday urged the Group of Seven (G7) to stop "attacking and smearing it, and to cease all forms of meddling in China's internal affairs," state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
Noting that a recent statement issued at a G7 summit hyped up the "democracy versus autocracy" narrative and instigated confrontation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said this fully proves that the G7 has no intention of conducting dialogue and cooperation on the basis of equality and respect.
Concerning Hong Kong's affairs, Zhao said that, since Hong Kong returned to the motherland, the democratic rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong's residents according to the law have been fully guaranteed.
"Stained all-over as they are, these countries are in no position to be a 'lecturer' on human rights issues, and still less are they entitled to use human rights as a political tool to interfere in other countries' internal affairs," he told a press briefing in Beijing.
Zhao also said that "there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory." "China has always diligently followed the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, standing as a staunch defender of world peace and development, as well as regional security and stability, in stark contrast to the US, which has waged warfare all over the world and frequently resorted to unilateral sanctions," he added. (end) mk.rk