Defense ministry: Taiwan is China’s affair and Japan should not extend its hand too long

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Senior Colonel Wu Qian, director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense and spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, answers questions at a regular press conference on The afternoon of March 31, 2017.Question: According to reports, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said recently that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an act that shakes the foundation of the international order, and such acts of changing the status quo by force should not be allowed to happen in East Asia.Peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits is very important to Japan’s security and the stability of the international community.In view of the situation in Ukraine, Japan is considering comprehensively strengthening its defense forces by revising its National Security Strategy.Kishida also said that the Japanese government has no intention to discuss the “nuclear sharing” policy of deploying US nuclear weapons on Japanese territory and using them together, but there is no problem for political parties and even the people to discuss it.What is China’s comment on that?Answer: Taiwan is China’s business and Japan has nothing to do with it. Japan should not overextend its hand.The Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affair, which is fundamentally different from the Ukraine question.For some time now, some political forces in Japan have been seeking various ways to make excuses for breaking through the post-war international order and expanding its armed forces. Recently, they have made dangerous noises that violate Japan’s “three principles of non-nuclear weapons”. Its Asian neighbors and the international community are on high alert.As a signatory to the TREATY on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Japan should earnestly fulfill its nuclear non-proliferation obligations.China always opposes the deployment of nuclear weapons by nuclear-weapon states on the territory of other countries.We urge the Japanese side to deeply reflect on history, respect the security concerns of its Asian neighbors and stick to the path of peaceful development, rather than the opposite.Editor in charge: Wang Lei