[Epoch Times, June 14, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Zhang Ting comprehensive report) The Group of Seven (G7) summit ended this Sunday (June 13). The G7 leaders called for new research on the origin of the coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party virus) in China. They also urged the CCP to respect human rights and Hong Kong’s autonomy, and to strengthen peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
The World Health Organization (WHO) expert team conducted a report on the origin of the virus in Wuhan this year. Because Beijing refused to cooperate, it was generally regarded as lacking credibility.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that on the issue of the need to “confront and compete” with the CCP, G7 leaders have united to deal with challenges ranging from defending democracy to technological competition.
Sullivan said on Air Force One on the way to Brussels that the G7 meeting has taken an important step forward on the China issue, reflecting the growing consensus that countries did not have a few years ago.
G7 urges transparent investigations in China
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, G7 leaders urged greater transparency and accountability in their announcement, and reiterated G7’s commitment to fully implement and improve compliance with the 2005 International Health Regulations. This includes investigating, reporting, and responding to outbreaks of unknown origin.
“We also call for a timely, transparent, expert-led, and scientifically-based second-stage study of the origin of COVID-19 in China in accordance with the recommendations of the expert report.” G7 leaders said.
US Secretary of State Blinken said on Sunday that the WHO’s first investigation on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic was “very flawed,” and that the leaders of the G7 countries would insist on the traceability of the second virus between China and the WHO. Investigate to cooperate.
“World Health Organization, the first study they launched is very flawed,” Brinken said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. “The leaders of the Group of Seven nations gathered together and insisted that China and the WHO The second phase of research cooperation in order to really find out the truth of the matter. But this is not enough.”
“We need to figure out what happened. We need accountability, but we also need to understand what happened, why it happened, how it happened, whether we can take the necessary measures to prevent it from happening again, or if we can’t prevent it completely One pandemic, but at least the next pandemic can be better alleviated (the severity of).” Brinken continued.
G7 leaders publicly pay attention to China’s human rights, Hong Kong and Taiwan issues
“We reaffirm the importance of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region (to make the region) inclusive and based on the rule of law. We emphasize the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and encourage peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues.” Leaders of the seven nations People said, “We still pay close attention to the situation in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and strongly oppose any unilateral attempt to change the status quo and increase tension.”
Regarding China and competition in the global economy, the G7 countries will continue to negotiate and find some joint response methods to challenge non-market policies and practices that undermine the fair and transparent operation of the global economy. “At the same time, in the process, we will promote our values, including calling on China (the CCP) to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially the Xinjiang issue and the rights, freedoms and freedoms of Hong Kong as stipulated in the Sino-British Joint Declaration. A high degree of autonomy.” The G7 leader said.
The G7 also formulated a plan to counter the CCP’s expansion of influence in developing countries through the “Belt and Road” initiative. The Group of Seven nations united to provide funding for infrastructure projects.
The G7 leaders mentioned in the communiqué the “Reconstruction of a Better World” infrastructure initiative to counter the “Belt and Road” initiative.
“We will develop a new partnership to rebuild a better future by changing the way we invest in infrastructure, including through a clean and green growth initiative. We are determined to deepen our current partnership with Africa for a new agreement, Including the expansion of the International Monetary Fund’s support to countries most in need to support us in achieving the global goal of 100 billion U.S. dollars.” The communiqué said.
EU leaders: pressure from authoritarian regimes prompted G7 countries to unite
European Council President Charles Michel said at the G7 summit on Sunday that G7 leaders have agreed to maintain a consistent position on vaccines, funding Africa and combating “pressure from authoritarian regimes.”
Michel said that at the summit in the past three days, the EU worked hard to persuade “the world‘s major democracies” to speed up the delivery of global vaccines. “The immediate priority is to ensure that we can meet the demand for vaccines. In this regard, the European Union has played a leading role.”
“Partners have now joined us to speed up the production and delivery of vaccines worldwide,” he said.
“We have also seen that free democracies and open societies face pressure from authoritarian regimes.” He said, “This challenge prompted us to unite during the G7 summit, not just to be able to respond under pressure or attack. It is also to spread our values of freedom, the rule of law and respect for human rights.”
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