Saturday June 12, 2021
Controversy over the origin of the corona
China and the United States fight during the G7 summit
When G7 heads of state meet in Cornwall, US Secretary of State Blingen uses the time to speak with his Chinese envoy over the phone. The conversation between the two diplomats heats up quickly. The search for the origin and human rights in the People’s Republic of Corona’s problems.
As part of the G7 summit, the United States and China have exchanged views on Corona education and human rights. In a rare phone call with China’s top ambassador, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken asked Beijing to shed light on the origins of the Govt-19. Yang Jiechi, China’s top diplomat, has accused the United States of using the issue for political purposes.
According to the US State Department, Blingen stressed to Yang, the chief foreign policy officer of the Communist Party of China, “the importance of cooperation and transparency regarding the origin of the virus.” He also called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow experts to return to China.
He called on Beijing to ease pressure on Taiwan and “resolve the issue peacefully.” Taiwan, which seceded from China in 1949, should be reunited with Beijing as a segregated province – by force if necessary. In recent years, China has greatly increased economic, military and diplomatic pressure on Taiwan.
Yang protested against US criticism of China’s handling of the Corona crisis. He called the theory of a laboratory crash “absurd,” as reported by Chinese state television. He called on the United States to “respect the facts and science and not politicize the search for the origin of the virus.” U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered an investigation into whether a laboratory crash in the Chinese city of Wuhan could lead to a global corona epidemic.
One issue is tensions with China in the G-7
The Blings’ phone call took place near the G7 summit in the UK’s Corbis Bay, attended by US Secretary of State Biden. State media have reported that Washington’s “small circles” criticized diplomacy during a phone call during a meeting of heads of state and government of seven leading industrialized nations.
“The only real diversity is based on the principles of the United Nations Charter and the principles of international law,” Yang Joo Blinken said in his first private interview since March. Yang said human rights issues should not be “used by the United States as an excuse to arbitrarily interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.”
At the G7 summit, tensions with China are on the agenda, including human rights abuses in the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Biden’s government is taking a tough path toward China, and wants to join forces with Western allies to confront Beijing with force.