A statement from Aso Taro, Japan’s deputy prime minister, saying his country would join with its US ally to defend Taiwan against an invasion from the Chinese mainland. He described such a move as “an existential threat” for Japan, adding “We need to consider seriously that Okinawa could be next”. A spokesperson for Beijing denounced Aso’s remarks as “extremely wrong and dangerous”.
© ChinTell Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sponsored by HSBC.
The Week in China website and the weekly magazine publications are owned and maintained by ChinTell Limited, Hong Kong. Neither HSBC nor any member of the HSBC group of companies ("HSBC") endorses the contents and/or is involved in selecting, creating or editing the contents of the Week in China website or the Week in China magazine. The views expressed in these publications are solely the views of ChinTell Limited and do not necessarily reflect the views or investment ideas of HSBC. No responsibility will therefore be assumed by HSBC for the contents of these publications or for the errors or omissions therein.