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G7 Leaders Wrap Hiroshima Summit With a Get Tough Message for China

Leaders from G7 countries along with those from various developing countries including India and Indonesia met in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Image via: Handout / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

The leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest industrial democracies closed their summit meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday with a blunt message for China: stop causing trouble and play by the rules.

The group of six Western countries and Japan issued a wide-ranging denunciation of Chinese behavior in international relations in their final communiqué focused on Beijing’s “malign practices” on everything from trade to technology to its maritime claims in the Western Pacific.

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