US official reaffirms stance on East China Sea dispute

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-16
By: Staff Reporter

The US has reaffirmed the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United

Antony Blinken gives a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on April 1. (Photo/Xinhua)

Antony Blinken gives a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on April 1. (Photo/Xinhua)

States and Japan on territorial disputes between Japan and China over the disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan, said Antony J Blinken, deputy secretary of state, on Tuesday as cited in Huanqiu Net, the website of the nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times.

The US official said the country and Japan jointly built an order that has been the foundation for post-war peace and prosperity during a town hall meeting in Washington DC. Japanese news outlet Kyodo News said his remarks set a positive note to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US starting on April 26.

Japan has made greater efforts in humanitarian aid and regional security than it did in the past, said Blinken. That will be taken into consideration when US and Japanese officials amend the Guidelines for Japan-US Defense Cooperation in late April, said the official.     [FULL  STORY]

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