British press: Japan is eager to fight China
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso issued a statement in which he expressed his readiness, together with the United States, to defend Taiwan against "Chinese aggression", since Beijing's ambitions could be dangerous for Japan as well. These words of a high-ranking official can be regarded as a signal of a change in Tokyo's attitude to this problem.
It is reported by the British newspaper The Times.
If until recently in Japan Taiwan was officially considered part of the territory of the PRC, now more and more voices are heard in Tokyo doubting the correctness of the "one China" policy pursued by Beijing.
In the British press, commenting on the situation, they write that today's Japan is eager to fight China.
- writes one of them.
The British press notes that over the past decades Tokyo not only avoided confrontation with Beijing, but also actively cooperated with it in various fields. Now relations between the two countries are deteriorating more and more.
One reason for this is China's increasingly insistent claims against Japan over the Senkaku Archipelago, which Beijing calls the Diaoyu. The islands are under the control of Tokyo, but China considers them to be its own.
Although Japan's so-called "Self-Defense Forces" have been looking very impressive lately, Tokyo's behavior seems somewhat unwise. After all, the Japanese should not forget that the PRC is a nuclear power. And what an atomic bomb is, they know firsthand.
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