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China Cancels Japan Meeting Over G-7’s Taiwan Statement

  • China foreign minister calls off talks with Japan counterpart
  • Tokyo had joined statement criticizing drills around Taiwan
Wang Yi
Wang YiPhotographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China said it called off a face-to-face meeting between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart over a Group of Seven statement expressing concern about Beijing’s “threatening actions” around Taiwan in the wake of a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  

Beijing had earlier announced the meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, which had been expected as early as Thursday on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering in Cambodia. Pelosi is set to have talks in Tokyo on Friday with senior Japanese lawmakers.