Japan and US: the Strategic Preparation to Contain China

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On Friday, April 16, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived in Washington for his first meeting with President Joe Biden. At the summit, the two leaders raised a number of issues related to China, especially the increasing use of Chinese influence and aggression in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. In the face of these problems, the United States and Japan have jointly declared their solidarity with China in safeguarding freedom and openness and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

The dialogue between Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga is not far from the issue with China. However, it is no coincidence that the Japanese prime minister was the first foreign leader to be invited by Washington to meet in personally. Next week, it will be the turn of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet with Biden.

So we can see that the Joe Biden administration has focused on the Asia-Pacific issue, which is related to China, and strengthened alliances with countries in the region to join forces with China.

Join forces to defend democratic rights and freedoms

In a press conference after the summit, Biden said that his administration and the Japanese government are committed to working together to tackle the problems that China is provoking, whether in the South China Sea or the East China Sea and the North Korean case. “The United States and Japan will work together to show that liberal democracy can really compete with dictatorships,” he said.

Yoshihide Suga said the US-Japan alliance is based on freedom, democracy and human rights. He said the two countries would work together to counter any Chinese attempts.

The Chinese ambassador in Washington said the remarks were an interference in China’s internal affairs. He added sarcastically that the United States and Japan were shouting that they wanted to protect freedom and openness, in fact, the two countries were gathering to divide their factions.

Protect the stability of the Taiwan Strait

The biggest concern for Japan and the United States right now is security and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the entire South China Sea. China has built naval bases on the sea and has even shown signs that it could use allied force to seize Taiwan. Therefore, the passage of cargo ships passing through the Taiwan Strait may be hampered or even suspended if China uses force to block.

This is the first time Japan has participated in a statement with the United States on the Taiwan issue. So, presumably, what Japan and the United States can do together is to strengthen security forces in the region.

Collaborate to create a reliable and secure 5G system

Another point is that it is not directly related to the Asia-Pacific issue, but it is related to the expansion of China’s technical influence around the world. That is the case of the “5G network”.

At a press conference on April 16, Joe Biden announced that the United States and Japan would work together to create a reliable and secure 5G network. The United States is ready to spend $ 2.5 billion, while Japan is worth $ 2 billion.

Japan more cautious than US

It should be noted that Japan does not follow the US in everything. Each must protect own interests. In the case of the Uighurs in Xinjiang, the United States couldn’t persuade Japan to join in imposing sanctions on China. China is an important market for Japanese goods.

Michael Green, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Research, said the Joe Biden administration was trying to make up for the slowdown in the United States over the past 10 years, allowing China to strengthen its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. But Joe Biden’s desire to act too fast and too hard against China is something Japan does not approve of. The expert claims that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda wants to pursue a prudent and slow policy with China. However, both the United States and Japan have a common goal in the Chinese issue.

US, Japan announce joint efforts to protect freedom and openness in Asia-Pacific

On Friday, April 16, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived in Washington for his first meeting with President Joe Biden. At the summit, the two leaders raised a number of issues related to China, especially the increasing use of Chinese influence and aggression in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. In the face of these problems, the United States and Japan have jointly declared their solidarity with China in safeguarding freedom and openness and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

The dialogue between Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga is not far from the issue with China. However, it is no coincidence that the Japanese prime minister was the first foreign leader to be invited by Washington to meet in personally. Next week, it will be the turn of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet with Biden.

So we can see that the Joe Biden administration has focused on the Asia-Pacific issue, which is related to China, and strengthened alliances with countries in the region to join forces with China.

Join forces to defend democratic rights and freedoms

In a press conference after the summit, Biden said that his administration and the Japanese government are committed to working together to tackle the problems that China is provoking, whether in the South China Sea or the East China Sea and the North Korean case. “The United States and Japan will work together to show that liberal democracy can really compete with dictatorships,” he said.

Yoshihide Suga said the US-Japan alliance is based on freedom, democracy and human rights. He said the two countries would work together to counter any Chinese attempts.

The Chinese ambassador in Washington said the remarks were an interference in China’s internal affairs. He added sarcastically that the United States and Japan were shouting that they wanted to protect freedom and openness, in fact, the two countries were gathering to divide their factions.

Protect the stability of the Taiwan Strait

The biggest concern for Japan and the United States right now is security and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the entire South China Sea. China has built naval bases on the sea and has even shown signs that it could use allied force to seize Taiwan. Therefore, the passage of cargo ships passing through the Taiwan Strait may be hampered or even suspended if China uses force to block.

This is the first time Japan has participated in a statement with the United States on the Taiwan issue. So, presumably, what Japan and the United States can do together is to strengthen security forces in the region.

Collaborate to create a reliable and secure 5G system

Another point is that it is not directly related to the Asia-Pacific issue, but it is related to the expansion of China’s technical influence around the world. That is the case of the “5G network”.

At a press conference on April 16, Joe Biden announced that the United States and Japan would work together to create a reliable and secure 5G network. The United States is ready to spend $ 2.5 billion, while Japan is worth $ 2 billion.

Japan more cautious than US

It should be noted that Japan does not follow the US in everything. Each must protect own interests. In the case of the Uighurs in Xinjiang, the United States couldn’t persuade Japan to join in imposing sanctions on China. China is an important market for Japanese goods.

Michael Green, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Research, said the Joe Biden administration was trying to make up for the slowdown in the United States over the past 10 years, allowing China to strengthen its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. But Joe Biden’s desire to act too fast and too hard against China is something Japan does not approve of. The expert claims that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda wants to pursue a prudent and slow policy with China. However, both the United States and Japan have a common goal in the Chinese issue.

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