China-Japan Defense Dispute Sparks Tension

Beijing condemns Japan’s defense white paper, alleges military expansion and unilateral actions, heightening regional tensions

‎Japan Annual Defence White Paper

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Tensions rise as China accuses Japan of creating “serious challenges” to the world with the release of Tokyo’s annual defence white paper. Chinese defence ministry spokesman Tan Kefei criticizes the report’s focus on Beijing’s military activities around Taiwan and strategic coordination with Moscow. Japan labels China as its greatest strategic challenge, escalating tensions further. The white paper also highlights North Korea‘s “imminent threat” and Russia’s joint military actions with China. Amid these tensions, China and Russia conduct joint navy exercises in the Sea of Japan. Tokyo reaffirms its defence objectives and seeks joint responses with allies.



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