Original title: The video meeting between Japanese and US leaders maliciously manipulated China-related issues, our embassy responded
According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in Japan on January 22, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Japan stated its solemn position on the negative developments in the video meeting between the leaders of Japan and the United States.
Q: On the evening of January 21, the leaders of Japan and the United States held a video meeting, saying that they would work closely to deal with China-related issues, oppose economic coercion, and talked about Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Diaoyu Islands, East China Sea, South China Sea and other issues. What is China‘s comment?
A: The video meeting between the leaders of Japan and the United States maliciously manipulated China-related issues, made groundless attacks on China, grossly interfered in China‘s internal affairs, and seriously violated international law and basic norms governing international relations. We express our strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this, and have lodged solemn representations.
As a product of the Cold War, the Japan-U.S. alliance should not target or harm the interests of third parties, nor should it talk about China everywhere. Japan and the United States stick to the Cold War mentality, engage in bloc politics, incite camp confrontation, and create split confrontation, which will only harm others and themselves. The international community can see clearly who is engaging in hegemonic interference in the name of rules, and who is wielding the stick of sanctions to bully and coerce. We urge Japan and the US to follow the trend of the times, abandon the narrow-minded policy of zero-sum game and beggar-thy-neighbor, stop interfering in China‘s internal affairs, and stop using ideology to draw small circles.
China‘s position on Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and maritime issues is consistent and clear. The Diaoyu Islands and their affiliated islands are China‘s inherent territory. No matter what Japan and the US say or do, it will not change the objective fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China. No one should underestimate the strong determination, firm will and strong ability of the Chinese people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Under the guise of democracy and human rights, Japan, the United States and other countries are politically manipulating China‘s internal affairs and provoking conflicts and disputes on maritime issues out of geopolitical self-interest. Such practices are unpopular and doomed to failure.
For a period of time, Japan has frequently hyped up China-related issues on regional and international occasions, made irresponsible remarks about China‘s internal affairs, and deliberately smeared the Chinese side, which violated the spirit of the four political documents between China and Japan, damaged the political mutual trust between the two countries, and caused damage to the improvement and development of China-Japan relations. Serious interference. China solemnly urges the Japanese side to correct its wrong words and deeds, stop provoking troubles, and avoid further damage to bilateral relations.