US-Japan defense terms blasted
May 03,2015 0 Comments
China has voiced its concern about new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines.
“We are very concerned about the new U.S.-Japan defense cooperation guidelines and high-ranking officials’ comments on China,” Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told a monthly press briefing.
Geng’s comments came days after the United States and Japan issued new guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation following their foreign and defense ministers’ meeting in New York.
Washington has reiterated its position that the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea fall under Japanese administration and are within the scope of the 1952 U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
“Any attempt to improve military capacity by means of military alliance, contain the development of other countries and seek its own interests will doom to fail,” Geng said. China has always maintained the settlement of disputes by peaceful means and resolute protection of territorial sovereignty and maritime rights, Geng said. – Agencies