Beijing, China: The former Japanies Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent remark has made China express its opposition to it. Abe stated that The Japan-US alliance will be under threat if China invades Taiwan.
Speaking at an event organized by Taiwanese think tank the Institute for National Policy Research, Abe said, “given the proximity between Japan and Taiwan, an armed invasion of Taiwan would inevitably pose a serious threat to Japan.”
Responding to former Japanese PM, Chinese Foreign Ministery spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “Abe, in disregard of the basic norms governing international relations and the principles set out in the four political documents between China and Japan, flagrantly made irresponsible remarks on Taiwan and stirred in China’s internal affairs.”
China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to Abe’s remark and has made stern representations through diplomatic channels, Wang was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
The spokesperson said no one should underestimate the resolve, will and ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Anyone who dares to take the old path of militarism and challenge the bottom line of the Chinese people will inevitably run into bumps and bruises,” he said.
Experts have warned about a possible Chinese invasion amid a surge in military exercises in the South China Sea and repeated sorties of military aircraft in Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.
China has also threatened that “Taiwan’s independence” means war. On June 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to complete reunification with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to smash any attempts at formal independence for the island.
Taipei has countered the Chinese aggression by increasing strategic ties with democracies including the US, which has been repeatedly opposed by Beijing.