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Japan Strongly Opposes China's Unilateral Actions In The South China Sea

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono.

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has voiced opposition to China's increased activities causing tensions in the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

On May 19, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono spoke out against China's increasing activities causing tension in the East China Sea and East Sea.

Defense Minister Kono mentioned China's unilateral actions on the East China Sea and the South China Sea, in online phone conversations and talks with counterparts in Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand.

According to Minister Kono, the Japanese Government strongly opposes the unilateral use of force to change the status quo and create tensions in the East China Sea and the East Sea, not in accordance with the current International Law of the Sea.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Japan in April. Relations between Japan and China have recently made positive progress to prepare for the said meeting. However, the visit was postponed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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