Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe warned China that any military adventure in Taiwan would be “suicide.”
The former Japanese prime minister said: “We must urge China not to engage in territorial expansion, not to provoke or bully neighboring countries, because this will harm our own interests.” Shinzo Abe On December 14, during the online meeting of the US, Japan, and Taiwan Trilateral Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue.
China always believes Taiwan It is a province that awaits reunification and announces its readiness to use force when necessary.China warning AmericaCountries such as Japan should not establish formal relations with Taiwan Island, nor should they provide military support to Taiwan Island.
Abe said that the threat facing Taiwan Island “is a serious challenge for all of us, especially for Japan.” He called on Japan, the United States and the island of Taiwan to make all efforts to build capacity in various fields such as undersea, sea, air, cyberspace, and space to deal with security threats in the region.
“Don’t forget that weakness can lead to provocations,” said the former Japanese prime minister, who still has a high degree of influence in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
China has not yet commented on Abe’s statement. The former Japanese Prime Minister stated on December 1 that any emergency on Taiwan Island is an emergency for Japan and the US-Japan Security Alliance.
In a TV show on December 13, Abe explained that any attack on a US warship during an emergency involving the island of Taiwan would enable Japan to exercise its right of collective self-defense.
Abe said that Yonaguni Island, the westernmost island of Japan, is about 110 kilometers away from Taiwan. The former prime minister said: “If anything happens here, it will definitely become a serious situation affecting Japan’s peace and security.”
Abe has repeatedly expressed his support for the island of Taiwan after stepping down as the prime minister of Japan in 2020. China was angry at Abe’s December 1 speech when he said that Japan and the United States “can’t stand by and watch if Taiwan Island is attacked”. China has summoned the Japanese ambassador, and there is news that Beijing is also threatening.”ReviewIf Tokyo takes further action on the Taiwan issue, bilateral relations will get worse.
Ruan Jin (follow South China Morning Post)