China slams Kishida-Biden talk on China-related topics

The Chinese Embassy in Japan said on Saturday that it had filed solemn representations with the Japanese side after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden discussed negative China-related content.

Biden and Kishida held a virtual meeting on Friday, in which the two discussed China-related topics, including Xinjiang, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Diaoyu Islands and the South China Sea.

“The virtual meeting between the leaders of Japan and the United States maliciously manipulated China-related issues, launched baseless attacks on China, grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, and seriously violated international law and basic norms of international relations. We express our deep dissatisfaction with and firm opposition to this,” a Chinese embassy spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson said Japan frequently exaggerates China-related issues on regional and international occasions and urged Tokyo to correct erroneous remarks, stop causing trouble and avoid further damage to bilateral relations.

File photo of the Diaoyu Islands. /APC

File photo of the Diaoyu Islands. /APC

Diaoyu Island and its adjacent islets are an integral part of Chinese territory, the spokesperson said, warning that no one should underestimate the Chinese people’s firm determination and abilities to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. .

The Japan-US alliance is a product of the Cold War, the spokesperson noted. The alliance should not target any third party or harm the interests of any third party, not to mention always focus on China, the spokesperson stressed.

The spokesperson urged Japan and the United States to abandon their Cold War mentality and pursue group politics and confrontation, which is harmful to both others and themselves.