Ja­pan’s mil­i­tary plans crit­i­cized

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The Chi­nese mil­i­tary ac­cused Ja­pan on Fri­day of us­ing the pre­text of pro­tect­ing its na­tional se­cu­rity and re­gional peace to ex­pand its mil­i­tary. Ja­pan ap­proved its first na­tional se­cu­rity strat­egy on Tues­day. New de­fense guide­lines and a midterm de­fense buildup plan were also adopted. “China firmly op­poses Ja­pan’s ac­tions,” Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense spokesman Geng Yan­sheng said, adding that the three doc­u­ments play up “China’s mil­i­tary threat” and in­creas­ing re­gional ten­sions.

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