Beijing strongly condemned the final Declaration published after the summit of the G7, condemning the policy of militarization in the disputed territories. This statement was made by the official representative of the foreign Ministry, Lu Kan, reports Xinhua.
According to the diplomat, the country’s “Big seven” for interfering in regional issues, under the guise of international law. “China’s position on this point clear and consistent. We are committed to the proper settlement of disputes, strengthen cooperation and safeguard peace and stability in the East China sea and South China sea through negotiation and consultation with related parties,” said Lou.
He added that Beijing calls on G7 and other countries to understand the situation, adhere to promises not to take position on the relevant disputes, and to fully respect the efforts of countries in the region to resolve disputes and to stop irresponsible remarks.
In the East China sea between Japan and China have a territorial dispute regarding the Senkaku Islands, near which discovered oil deposits. De facto this territory Japan controls, but China imposes on their claims since the late 1960s. According to Beijing, the archipelago was discovered by the Chinese in the XIV century and is a Chinese native land.
The disputed Islands in the South China sea claimed by China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam. Most tense is the situation around the Scarborough reef, also South of the Spratly archipelago and on the continental shelf which is believed to be located large deposits of oil and gas.