Japan warns about Chinese threat

In its annual security report, Japan warns of an increasing military threat from China, Russia and North Korea. The report describes China as a “major security risk” in the white paper on defense adopted by the liberal-democratic government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The threat from Beijing has “intensified in recent years,” particularly with regard to an invasion of Taiwan, it said. “Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan has been working on further strengthening its self-defense efforts,” it says, among other things.

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