May 21, 2024 22:23 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Police making 'watertight case' against Pune teen over Porsche accident that killed 2 | EC bars BJP's Tamluk candidate Abhijit Ganguly from campaigning for 24 hours over objectionable remarks against Mamata Banerjee | Afraid of a riot: Mithun Chakraborty on Mamata Banerjee's attack on Kartik Maharaj | Pune Porsche accident: Minor Vedant Agarwal gets bail after writing 300-word essay | INDIA alliance set to win over 300 seats in Lok Sabha elections: Arvind Kejriwal
Japan, China exchange barbs over Beijing's indo-Pacific actions
China
Photo Courtesy; China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

Japan, China exchange barbs over Beijing's indo-Pacific actions

| @indiablooms | 21 Apr 2024, 09:06 pm

Beijing has challenged Japan's latest analysis of the threat posed to the Indo-Pacific region as a hyped-up threat and false accusation, media reports said.

In the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s annual Diplomatic Bluebook which was published Tuesday, China's military moves are described as posing "the greatest strategic challenge," according to Japanese media. An official English version has not been published, reported Voice of America.

The Bluebook reportedly condemns China's actions in the South China Sea and its attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Sea, the news portal reported.

Last week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian negated Japan's criticisms and said during a press briefing: "During their meeting in San Francisco last November, the leaders of China and Japan reaffirmed commitment to comprehensively promoting a strategic relationship of mutual benefit and provided crucial political guidance to the improvement of bilateral relations. Japan has resorted to the same old false accusations against China and hype of “China threat” in its 2024 Diplomatic Bluebook."

"We firmly oppose this and Japan’s meddling in China’s domestic affairs. We urge Japan to change its wrong course of actions, stop stoking bloc confrontation, truly commit itself to advancing a strategic relationship of mutual benefit with China and work to build a constructive and stable China-Japan relationship fit for the new era," he said.

Yuki Tatsumi, director of the Japan Program at the Washington-based Stimson Center, told VOA, "Japan's concerns about Chinese behavior, both military and paramilitary, have been intensified for the last few years due to the acceleration of Beijing's aggressive behaviour in East and South China Sea."

She continued, "In addition, Tokyo has been put on alert about Beijing's increasingly hostile and aggressive rhetoric and behaviour toward Taiwan."

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.