US and Japan should stop colluding against China

TOKYO: The joint statement released by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden highlighted the issues concerning China’s internal affairs and core interests, sending a negative signal that threatens peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

A US-Japan alliance that the two leaders aim to build up against China is based on an obsolete Cold War mentality and doomed to fail.

Acting solely out of self interest, Biden and Suga made an unacceptable statement on Friday about China after a meeting in Washington, showing their miscalculations over China, which contradict the trend of the times.

First of all, the US-Japan alliance targeting China is wrong by showing intentions to meddle in China’s internal affairs.

China has repeatedly made it clear that the issues concerning the Taiwan Strait and Hong Kong are solely China’s domestic affairs and allow no foreign interference.

Secondly, both the two nations wrongly support Japan’s claim on the Diaoyu Islands and maintain a deterrence on the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea against China.

The Diaoyu Islands and Taiwan are inseparable parts of China, and thanks to the joint efforts of China and Asean, the South China Sea has remained a place of peace and stability for years.

The United States and Japan should keep in mind that any harm to the integrity of China’s territory will face strong backlash from China. What’s more, the stability in the South China Sea is being safeguarded by all peace-loving countries in the region.

China, a staunch force to uphold peace in the region and the world, pursues friendship and partnership with its neighbours and seeks to bring amity, security and common prosperity to the region. — Xinhua

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