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NATO comments on China are ‘slander’, embassy says

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who criticized China at the NATO summit in Madrid. /Reuters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who criticized China at the NATO summit in Madrid. /Reuters

A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London has insisted that criticism of Beijing at NATO and G7 summits amounts to “malicious slander”.

In its new strategic concept, NATO spoke of addressing the “systemic challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China to Euro-Atlantic security”. He also said that one of the alliance’s priorities was “deepening the strategic partnership” between China and Russia.

In a written response, the Chinese Embassy spokesperson said that China is “firmly committed to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and a staunch supporter of world peace and development, as well as regional security and stability”. This contrasts sharply with the United States, a warmonger and bearer of illegal unilateral sanctions.”

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“G7 members have benefited the most from globalization. As such, they have a special responsibility to promote globalization, drive global economic growth and address global economic and financial challenges,” the spokesperson continued.

“However, at a critical time in the global pandemic response and economic recovery, the G7, rather than committing to solidarity and cooperation, is preoccupied with division and confrontation and has shown absolutely no no sense of responsibility or moral authority.

“I must also point out that for a group that represents only about a tenth of the world’s population, the G7 has no authority to speak on behalf of the whole world, much less to present its own values ​​and norms as values ​​and universal standards.”

Stating that the G7 “remains rooted in its Cold War mentality and ideological biases” and “prefers group politics that serves its own interests”, the spokesperson said:

“We urge the G7 to take their international responsibility and obligations seriously, to uphold genuine multilateralism and to stop applying double or even multiple standards, to stop provoking confrontation and division, to stop discrediting and slandering China and to cease all forms of interference in Chinese domestic affairs.”

Speaking at the Madrid summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain and the West must be prepared to “stand up” to Beijing if necessary.

“We have a huge economic relationship with China…but at the same time, we have to understand that there are areas where we have to compete, challenge and sometimes challenge what China is doing,” Johnson said during the talk. ‘a press conference. conference.