China summons Japanese ambassador over G7 comment on Taiwan

BEIJING, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China summoned the Japanese ambassador in Beijing to lodge stern representations over its participation in an “erroneous” Group of Seven (G7) nations statement on Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li issued the diplomatic complaint to Japan’s ambassador to China on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry statement said. Earlier, the ministry said it issued a similar complaint to certain European countries and EU envoys to China over the matter.