China lodges complaint to European countries, envoys over G7 Taiwan statements

FILE PHOTO: Flags are placed at the G7 summit in Taormina

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Friday it lodged solemn representations to relevant European countries and EU envoys over statements on Taiwan issued by the foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li lodged the diplomatic complaints on Thursday, the Chinese foreign ministry statement said.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Writing by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)