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International relations

G-7 prepares to write Taiwan Strait into summit statement

Meeting in UK to also cover China's treatment of Uyghurs

Taiwanese Navy personnel salute on a patrol vessel after maritime exercises.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Discussions are underway on including a reference to the Taiwan Strait in the joint statement to be issued after this month's Group of Seven summit as the U.S. and Japan seek a united front to counter Chinese pressure on the island, Nikkei has learned.

Dealing with China-related issues -- including not only Taiwan, but also Hong Kong and alleged abuses in Xinjiang -- will be high on the agenda at the three-day event in the U.K. starting Friday, the first face-to-face meeting of leaders from the seven major economies since August 2019.

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