Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers call… “Do not engage in the New Cold War” vs “Raise the Senkaku issue”
▲ Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi-Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of Chinese Foreign Affairs
For the first time since the inauguration of the Japanese cabinet, Kishida, the foreign ministers of China and Japan spoke on the phone.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone call on the 18th, Kyodo News reported.
According to the report, Foreign Minister Hayashi raised human rights issues in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, including the problem of Chinese government ships entering waters recognized as territorial waters by Japan near the Senkaku Islands.
The two were also reported to have discussed ways to stabilize relations between the two countries next year, the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
China’s Foreign Ministry said in a press release on the night of the 18th that Wang had warned Japan not to participate in the new Cold War.
“As important countries in the same region, both countries must recognize their international responsibility and practice true multilateralism together,” Wang said.
Wang said, “The United States and Japan are allies, but China and Japan are neighbors. I hope the relationship goes well,” he said.
Director Wang’s remarks are interpreted as expressing dissatisfaction with Japan, which is actively strengthening the US by joining the US-led four-nation security consultative body Quad.
Director Wang also said that the policy should reflect the political consensus that Japan ‘becomes mutual cooperation and does not pose a threat to each other’. He also added that there should be no more than .
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