US affirms assist for Japan on East China Sea dispute

Tokyo, July 29

The US army will assist Japan monitor “unprecedented” Chinese incursions round East China Sea islands managed by Tokyo however claimed by Beijing as Chinese boats put together to start fishing in close by waters, the commander of US Forces Japan mentioned on Wednesday.

“The United States is 100 per cent completely steadfast in its dedication to assist the Japan Government led by Shinzo Abe with the state of affairs,” Lieutenant Kevin Schneider mentioned throughout a web-based press convention.

China below Xi aggressive: Haley

Washington: China below President Xi Jinping has turn into extra aggressive and bullish, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley mentioned on Tuesday, asserting that such a behaviour was unlikely to final lengthy. Indian-American Haley, in an interview, mentioned the Chinese had been quiet and strategic throughout her tenure on the UN. “Then as soon as President Xi type of named himself king, they bought very aggressive,” Haley alleged. PTI

“They (Chinese ships) would go in and out a couple of times a month and now we are seeing them basically park and truly challenge Japan’s administration,” he added.

Schneider’s feedback come as he and different senior US commanders criticise Beijing for pushing territorial claims in Asia amid the Covid pandemic and a pointy deterioration in relations between the United States and China.

Singapore for steady US-China ties

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday mentioned he hoped the US would stabilise its ties with China as Asia trusted a steady relationship between the world’s two largest economies. Lee was not too long ago re-elected Prime Minister. PTI

The dispute over the East China Sea islands, often called the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, has simmering for years. Washington is impartial on the query of sovereignty, however has pledged to assist Japan defend in opposition to assaults. —Reuters

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