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CGTN published this video item, entitled “China warns against foreign meddling in internal affairs” – below is their description.
Rong Ying, vice president of the China Institute of International Studies, responded to the G7 summit’s criticism of China over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea, saying: “No country has any rights to criticize China or interfere in China’s internal affairs.”
The Chinese embassy in London also commented on the G7, noting: “We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals and world affairs should be handled though consultation by all countries. The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone.”CGTN YouTube Channel
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