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U.S. Officials Decry ‘Coercion’ by China In Visit to Japan
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken criticized China’s “destabilizing actions” within the Pacific throughout a go to to Tokyo on Tuesday.
We consider in democracy and human rights, the rule of regulation, as a result of we’ve seen how our personal international locations are stronger, as a result of we adhere to these values and since they’re underneath risk in lots of locations, together with on this area. China makes use of coercion and aggression to systematically erode autonomy in Hong Kong, undercut democracy in Taiwan, abuse human rights and Xinjiang and Tibet, and assert maritime claims within the South China Sea that violate worldwide regulation. We’re united within the imaginative and prescient of a free and open Indo-Pacific area, the place international locations observe the foundations, cooperate each time they’ll and resolve their variations peacefully. And specifically, we are going to push again, if crucial, when China makes use of coercion or aggression to get its manner. I do know Japan shares our issues with China’s destabilizing actions. And as I’ve stated earlier than, China is a pacing problem for the Department of Defense. And we all know that competing in at this time’s shifting world dynamics can solely be executed by way of the spirit of teamwork and cooperation, that are the hallmarks of our alliance with Japan.
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