According to Reuters, the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, walked out of a plenary session on Friday, just as Japan’s top diplomat, Yoshimasa Hayashi, was speaking.
Wang held a rare news conference late Friday, accusing US Secretary of State Antony Blinken of spreading false information.
He described US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a “contemptible farce,” emphasizing China’s military response as “firm, forceful, and appropriate.”
When asked about Hayashi’s walkout, Wang speculated that he might have had a guilty conscience.
“If the Japanese side is concerned about this, I’m afraid the Japanese side should consider whether they have done something very wrong to China,” he said.
“Why are you concerned about this if you have done nothing wrong to China?”
As he spoke, Hayashi noticed Wang and Lavrov leaving.
“When things are tense, it’s critical to communicate effectively.” “Japan is always willing to engage in dialogue with China,” Hayashi told reporters.