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Chinese envoy attributes deterioration of bilateral ties to security legislation

  • September 27, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Asahi and Mainichi took up a speech delivered yesterday at the Japan National Press Club by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Yonghua, who said the “absence of mutual trust” in the security sector is a primary cause for the deterioration of Sino-Japanese relations. The Chinese diplomat referred to the Japanese parliamentary debate leading to the passage of the comprehensive security laws two summers ago, saying that mutual distrust deepened as some legislation proponents claimed China posed a threat in order to advance their agenda. 

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