The post-meeting joint statement from the G-7 is now calling out China for its island building and unfair business practices. The continued cyber attacks are also mentioned by the US, Japan and Europeans. These are issues of growing concern that the foreign ministers of the leading industrialized nations are likely to express as well as human rights problems in China. The joint statement after meeting will also mention the ongoing repression of ethnic minorities.
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The Group of Seven diplomats will also voice their opposition to large-scale Chinese island-building in the South China Sea, on the grounds that it is raising regional tensions. We have tabled this idea – we at Classiarius – in at least 20 of our videos and articles. The China reach has impacted Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and other countries in the South and East China Seas. Japan and South Korea have increased spending on their Navies, and India has ramped up military spending to protect its interests in the Indian Ocean, an area in which China continues to expend.
This article was sourced from The Nikkei Asian Review.