Peace and Freedom


BEIJING (Reuters) – China hopes that Japan continues down the “path of peace”, the defense ministry said on Thursday, in Beijing’s first direct reaction to the appointment of a new Japanese defense minister who has a desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability.

Japan's newly-appointed Defense Minister Gen Nakatani answers reporters' questions at the prime mini

“We believe that no matter who leads the Japanese defense ministry, the Japanese side ought to uphold walking down the path of peace … and make efforts to promote the development and improvement in bilateral ties,” ministry…

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