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Japanese ambassador summoned over Taiwan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has summoned the Japanese ambassador to Beijing. China wants to express its disapproval about a remark made by former Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. Abe had reiterated Japan’s stance of standing by Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack at an online conference held by the Institute for National Policy Research in Taipei on Tuesday. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman called the remark “a big mistake.” Abe “openly challenged China’s sovereignty and gave brazen support to Taiwan independence forces”. This would endanger China’s sovereignty.

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