Japanese defense minister said China has become a threat to their security

China is a threat to Japan’s security, Beijing wants to change the status quo in the region by force. This was stated by Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono.

“As a defense minister, I can say that China has become a threat to Japan’s security, they have the capabilities and they have the intention, we should watch their behavior very closely”, –  Kono said.

He said Japan, along with the U.S., should be very careful in monitoring Beijing’s actions.
The Japanese defense minister said China has significantly increased defense spending in recent decades and is stepping up its activities in the region.

“Now we see their intention to change the status quo by force … We are very concerned about China’s intentions, what they want to do”, –  Kono said.

If he used to call China’s actions “worrisome,” he said, now he considers them “dangerous.”

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