The Defense and Foreign Ministers of America and Japan are going to discuss the growing influence of China in the Indo-Pacific region. President Joe Biden’s administration has emphasized strengthening relationships with his key allies in the region. In recent times, the ‘dragon’ has increased its aggression in the South China Sea. Beijing has built artificial islands here and has started deploying troops there. In such a situation, there is a threat to the countries coming in this area.
US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday held two ‘to plus two’ security talks with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi (Nobuo Kishi). Are the ones. The US minister arrived in Tokyo late Monday night. Biden’s decision to send his key ministers to Japan as his first foreign trip has many implications for Japan.
How to teach China a lesson, will be discussed
Foreign Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi said that the arrival of American ministers to Tokyo shows that the US attaches importance to the Washington-Tokyo alliance. He said, China is going to be the subject on which I and Blinken are going to discuss the most. It also includes how to teach China a lesson. Indeed, Japan is in a fragile diplomatic position, as its economy is heavily dependent on China, like other countries in the region.
China is posing a threat to Japan
Tokyo feels that increasing Chinese activity at sea is a major threat to it. Beijing has created militarized man-made islands in the South China Sea. China is claiming almost all marine fishing spots and waterways. China has claimed Japan’s Senkaku Islands, which concerns Tokyo. In China, it is called Diwu and it is increasing activities in this disputed area. China has denied being an expansionist and said that it is only defending its territorial rights.