BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Military cooperation between the United States and Japan must not harm any third party's interests or regional peace and stability, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
Media reported that Japan wants to introduce a land-based missile defense system, and in response the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said the United States will help Japan in this regard, noting that it is important to integrate their ballistic missile defence capabilities.
In response, spokesperson Hua Chunying said the Chinese government holds that the missile defense issue is related to global strategic stability and mutual trust between major countries, thus it should be handled with caution.
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Story Quote: "She said all countries should not only consider their own security interests, but also respect other countries'"
PacificSentinel: If that's how China feels, get rid of your Nuclear Ballistic Missiles, because they infringe the "security interests" of other countries, including Japan. No...then shut up, other countries will do what they need to in order to protect them selves.
Story Quote: "Due to historical factors"
PacificSentinel: Pifft...the only countries still concerned about 72 year old grudges is China & South Korea, most countries can see that Japan today is nothing like they were back then and have moved on, maybe China should grow up and stop whinging about the past.