The G7 foreign ministers issued a joint communique following the conclusion of their summit in London. The statement attacked China and Russia, including criticizing China as a bully. Taiwan was also mentioned twice. The first statement was "We support Taiwan's meaningful participation in World Health Organisation forums and the World Health Assembly. The international community should be able to benefit from the experience of all partners, including Taiwan's successful contribution to the tackling of the COVID-19 pandemic." The second was "We underscore the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and encourage the peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues. We reiterate our strong opposition to any unilateral actions that could escalate tensions and undermine regional stability and the international rules-based order." This was the first time that a G7 statement had mentioned the Taiwan Strait problem.
The G7 has underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait for the first time and expressed strong support for Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to express our highest welcome and sincerest gratitude.
The statement also said collective actions will be taken to block China's "coercive economic policies." The Taiwan Strait issue was previously mentioned in the joint declaration issued after the US-Japan summit meeting. Scholars say the US government is actively seeking allies and promoting an anti-China, pro-Taiwan stance.
This may reflect that the degree of concern and interest that the US and some of its partners and allies place on the Taiwan Strait situation is increasing.
China's Global Times newspaper criticized the Biden administration for having double standards and its efforts to incite hostility towards China on issues such as Xinjiang and Hong Kong from the American society and Western nations, and said it was worse than the Trump administration. It also warned the US that it is playing with fire by embellishing the Chinese threat and ganging up with allies.