Beijing says it’s “strongly displeased” with the reaction of G7 members, including Tokyo, to events surrounding Taiwan affront The foreign ministers of ASEAN nations, including Japan’s Yoshimasa Hayashi (5th from the left) and China’s Wang Yi (2nd from the right), pose for a photo in Phnom Penh. © AFP / Tang Chhin Sothy

Beijing has canceled an upcoming meeting between the Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers, over a statement on Taiwan made by the G7 group, the Chinese foreign ministry announced on Thursday.

The talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi, which were planned to be held on the sidelines of the ongoing ASEAN events in Cambodia, won’t be taking place, the ministry’s spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a briefing.

According to Ha, Beijing has been “strongly displeased” by the joint statement of the G7 group, which includes Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US, on the events around the visit of US House speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governed island of Taiwan.

Tokyo has no right to make “irresponsible remarks” on the Taiwan issue, the spokeswoman insisted.

In their statement on Wednesday, the foreign ministers of the G7 nations denounced China for launching a series of military exercises and live-fire drills in six maritime areas around the island in response to Pelosi’s trip. (RT)