Japanese media: Yoshihide Suga used his visit to the United States as a diplomatic finale, but was ridiculed by opposition parties as "a graduation trip"
2021-09-15: [Original Article Link].
[Global Network Report] According to Kyodo News, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will attend the first face-to-face meeting of the heads of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India in Washington on the 24th, it intends to confirm cooperation on the Covid response and response to China as its own diplomacy. Regarding Suga Yoshihide's visit before leaving office, the report said that the opposition party criticized that "it is not so much a graduation trip as a graduation trip".
According to the report, the summit is the will of the US Biden government. Kyodo News said that Suga Yiwei believes that although he is about to step down, it is beneficial to respect the invitation of the US and respond to strengthening Japan-US relations and cooperation between the four countries. It can also be seen that building relationships with Biden and others will help maintain influence after leaving office.
According to the report, the opposition party said that it was "incomprehensible" to Suga Yiwei's visit to the United States after indicating his intention to leave office ". In an interview, the head of the National Democratic Party, Yuichiro Yukio, advocated: "It is precisely because it is an important meeting that the next prime minister should go." There are also senior Japanese government officials who visited the United States and said that now is "a good time" after the successful completion of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games schedule ", it also looks forward to saying that the number of newly diagnosed people infected with the new coronavirus in China tends to decrease" will be an opportunity to publicize the results of the Japanese epidemic response ".
However, the report also hyped that China is strengthening its maritime activities in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. People around Yoshihide Suga declared that the four leaders gathered in the United States for a meeting "will show the will of the four countries to deal with China".
The leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia and India will be in small circles to discuss issues including China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss issues such as China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region, foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian responded at a regular press conference on 14 September that China has always believed that any regional cooperation mechanism should conform to the trend of peace and development and help to enhance mutual trust and cooperation among countries in the region, there should be no targeting or prejudice to third parties. The "small circle" that is closed, exclusive, and aimed at other countries violates the trend of the times and runs counter to the wishes of regional countries. It is unpopular and has no way out. He emphasized that China is not only the main engine of economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, but also a firm defender of regional peace and stability. China's development is the growth of world peace forces and the gospel of regional prosperity and development. Relevant countries should abandon outdated zero-sum game thinking and narrow geopolitical concepts, treat China's development correctly, respect the hearts and minds of the people of regional countries, and do more things that are conducive to promoting unity and cooperation among regional countries.
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