Japan agrees to launch a military hotline with China in 2022

Japan agrees to launch a military hotline with China in 2022

Japan agrees to launch a military hotline with China in 2022

Written by Staff Writer

28 Dec, 2021 | 12:13 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st); Japan has agreed to establish a military hotline with china Next year during virtual talks held between both nations, and expressed serious concern about China allegedly ramping up its military activity in waters around the Senkaku islands, under Japan’s rule, Japan’s defense minister Nobuo Kishi stated.

Kishi held a video call with Wei Fenghe his Chinese counterpart on Monday(27), where the Japanese defense chief stressed the significance of stability in the Taiwan strait, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno stated.

Beijing would protect China’s territorial integrity, marine rights and interests amid tensions over the Senkaku Islands, the Chinese Defence Minister said 

Japan insists on the sovereignty of the islands, effective since 1895, while China points to the 1783 and 1785 Japanese maps designating the islands as Chinese territory. The territorial dispute over the islands escalated in 2012, when the Japanese government purchased three of the five islands from a private owner.

 

 

 

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