Japan seeks China’s help with North Korea - China’s latest political and current affairs news - SupChina

Japan seeks China’s help with North Korea – China’s latest political and current affairs news


On May 30, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said in a meeting with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi 杨洁篪, that China should exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, and that Beijing’s role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was “crucially important.” As part of Yang’s three-day trip to Tokyo from May 29 to 31, the talk came one day after North Korea fired a missile test on Monday for the third straight week. ABC News reports that the missile “fell in waters about 200 nautical miles off Japan’s western coast, within the Japanese-claimed Exclusive Economic Zone.”

Yang and other top officials from Japan, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s top security adviser Shotaro Yachi, also discussed regional issues of concern. A statement released by China’s foreign ministry says that Yang told Japan it should view China’s development as an opportunity rather than a threat, and it should deal with issues like the South China Sea and Taiwan cautiously. However, the statement didn’t include any mention of North Korea.


Share
Jiayun Feng

Jiayun was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.