Tag Archives: G7

China urges Japan to keep South China Sea row off G-7 agenda: sources

China has pressed Japan not to broach Beijing’s disputes with regional neighbors in the South China Sea at the upcoming Group of Seven summit to be held in Japan in May, arguing that touching on the issue would hamper efforts to improve bilateral relations, diplomatic sources said Saturday. China pressed the point to Japan at […]

China Slams G-7 Criticism on Sea Claims

China on Tuesday slammed the Group of Seven (G-7) nations for making “irresponsible remarks” about Beijing’s disputed territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. In a statement at the end of a summit in Germany on Monday, G-7 leaders expressed concern about Asian maritime tensions and called on all sides to respect international […]

G7 hits large-scale reclamation at sea

KRUEN, Germany – The leaders of the Group of Seven nations issued a communiqué on Monday voicing opposition to island-building and other coercive activities in the West Philippine Sea, South China Sea and East China Sea. “We strongly oppose the use of intimidation, coercion or force, as well as any unilateral actions that seek to […]

G7 expression of concern over South China Sea reflects its desire to stay relevant: experts – Xinhua

BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) — By devoting part of a summit declaration to alleged tensions on the East and South China Seas, the Group of Seven (G7) is actually seeking to reinforce its waning influence on the world stage, experts said. The paragraphs on the East and South China Seas came as a result of […]

G-7 ‘strongly opposes’ China’s land reclamation

MUNICH – Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Sunday expressed “strong opposition” to massive land reclamation in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of China’s attempts to change the status quo by force. The leaders also agreed the G-7 will not lift sanctions on Russia unless it fully implements […]

‘Stronger global action sought on China moves’

MANILA – Stronger international action is needed to counter China’s rapid reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. Belmonte noted that statements of condemnation from global powers on the continued encroachment of China in the disputed waters have been ineffectual. “The whole world is unable, unwilling or afraid to […]

China opposes PH seeking ASEAN unity vs reclamation

BEIJING, China – China on Monday said it opposed the Philippines seeking Southeast Asian unity to denounce its reclamation in the South China Sea, and hoped Washington and Manila, who have been conducting a military exercise in the disputed waters, do more to benefit regional peace and stability. Earlier on Monday, an official said Philippine […]

G7 ‘deeply concerned’ at tensions in East, South China Seas

(Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders expressed their concern about tensions between China and a number of other Asian countries over resources in the East and South China Seas and warned against any use of force. “We are deeply concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea. We oppose any unilateral attempt by […]