Taghrib News Agency (TNA) 5 Aug 2022 - 9:15 http://www.taghribnews.com/en/news/560385/beijing-cancels-meeting-between-top-diplomats-of-china-japan-over-g7-statement-on-taiwan -------------------------------------------------- Title : Beijing cancels meeting between top diplomats of China, Japan over G7 statement on Taiwan -------------------------------------------------- Beijing has cancelled a bilateral meeting between the Chinese and the Japanese foreign ministers in Phnom Penh over a G7 joint statement on Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing on Thursday. Text : "China is no longer planning to hold a meeting in Phnom Penh between the foreign ministers of China and Japan after the Japanese side published a statement jointly with its G7 and EU partners to express ungrounded criticism. The facts are distorted in the statement, besides, it justifies US moves in violation of China s sovereignty. The people of China are highly displeased with this," she said. On Wednesday, the Group of Seven foreign ministers expressed their concern about China s recent moves, in particular about the country s military drills around Taiwan. This risks increasing tensions, G7 warned.