Report: China summons the Japanese ambassador to the G7 conference to denounce the “camp confrontation and Cold War mentality.”

According to reports, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong summoned Japan’s ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi on Sunday to express Beijing’s “solemn” protest over the “hype around China-related issues” that occurred at the G-7 summit of the world’s top democracies in Hiroshima over the weekend.

According to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, which was published by Japan Times, Sun conveyed Beijing’s “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to comments made at the G-7.

According to Japan Times, Tarumi told Sun that it was “only natural” that such comments were made and asked China to reverse course in a statement released by the Japanese Embassy.

China should start by responding more favorably if it does not want these concerns to be brought up, Tarumi added.

According to reports, the Chinese deputy foreign minister also told the Japanese representative that issues involving Tibet, Xinjiang, and Hong Kong are “purely internal affairs” of China and that “no external forces will be allowed to make irresponsible remarks and arbitrarily interfere.” Regarding Taiwan, Sun said that the island is “a red line that must not be crossed” and is “at the core of China’s core interests.”

The U.S.-led bloc was allegedly characterized by Sun as having a “camp confrontation and Cold War mentality,” and he demanded that Japan “correct its understanding” of China.

The G-7 leaders gave a comprehensive overview of their efforts at the summit in Hiroshima in a joint communiqué that was released by the White House over the weekend.

The second-largest economy in the world, China, was at the center of many of these issues. Asia is becoming more concerned that Beijing, which has been gradually enhancing its nuclear weapon development, may attempt to annex Taiwan by force, igniting a larger battle. China often deploys ships and aircraft near the autonomous island and asserts ownership over it.

The G-7 leaders expressed worry about the threat that China’s “accelerating build-up of its nuclear arsenal without transparency (or) meaningful dialogue poses to global and regional stability.” The leaders declared that North Korea must completely give up its plans to develop a nuclear weapon, including “any further nuclear tests or launches that use ballistic missile technology.” North Korea has been testing missiles at an accelerated rate in an effort to perfect a nuclear program intended to target the continental United States. According to [international nuclear accords], North Korea cannot and will never have the status of a nuclear-weapon State. The communiqué said that “we oppose China’s militarization activities in the region” and that “there is no legal basis for China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea.”

“We will continue to express our concerns about the human rights situation in China, particularly in Tibet and Xinjiang, where we are particularly concerned about forced labor. We demand that China uphold its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law, which guarantee Hong Kong’s rights, freedoms, and high degree of autonomy. The G-7 leaders also used their meeting to announce steps to strengthen the current financial sanctions on Moscow in order to make them more effective at limiting President Vladimir Putin’s warmaking.

“We urge China to put pressure on Russia to end its military actions and remove its forces from Ukraine immediately, totally, and without conditions. In the communiqué, it was said that “we urge China to promote a comprehensive, fair, and durable peace based on territorial integrity and the values and objectives of the UN Charter, especially by direct communication with Ukraine. At a general press conference on Monday, a representative from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Mao Ning, was asked about the summoning of Japan’s ambassador. Mao Ning responded, “Japan, as this year’s G7 chair, joined others in smearing and attacking China and grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs in a series of events held during the Hiroshima Summit and the Leaders’ Communiqué. The Chinese side regrets and condemns this and has approached Japan in a serious manner. According to a readout posted on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, “the Japanese side needs to correct its perception of China, adhere to the principles in the four political documents between the two countries, and work for the steady development of bilateral ties in a truly constructive way.