Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs. China

Beijing (AP) -China said on Friday that it had expressed “serious concern” to the United States and Japan about what is called a negative move and collusion between the two countries against China.

A statement by Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry official, was issued shortly before President Joe Biden welcomed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House at his first face-to-face meeting with foreign leaders on Friday.

The conference appears to reflect Biden’s emphasis on strengthening the alliance to address more aggressive China and other global challenges.

Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing that Japan and the United States “should take China’s concerns and demands seriously, interfere with China’s internal affairs, and avoid words and actions that harm China’s interests.” It was.

“China does not object to the development of normal bilateral relations between Japan and the United States, but such relations enhance mutual understanding and trust between regional countries and contribute to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. It should be useful and harm the interests of third parties. “

China said, “We will take the necessary actions as needed.”

Biden and Kan, after the retreat from the political turmoil and the global leadership that he was marked down for the President of Donald Trump President, counter the message from Xi Jinping Jintao of China that the United States and democracy are generally decline I am watching their meeting as an opportunity to do so.

Japan continues to be a traditional Chinese rival that began with Tokyo occupying most of the country in World War II. Relations between Washington and Beijing are more tense than ever over trade, technology, Hong Kong, Taiwan and human rights, especially China’s policies towards Turkic Muslims in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The U.S. and China naval movements in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea, which China claims virtually as a whole, may be accelerating the schedule for Beijing to forcibly annex Taiwan following a statement by U.S. officials. Recently, I’m getting nervous.

The Biden administration states that a major challenge for the United States is managing US policy towards the Indo-Pacific, a major theater that is bending China’s growing economic and military power. It led Biden’s decision announced this week, helping to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, liberate the administration and focus more on East Asia.