Japan defence minister hopes China-Taiwan stress will be resolved by way of talks


TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Japan hopes stress between China and Taiwan might be resolved peacefully by way of dialogue, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi mentioned on Tuesday, including that his ministry would regulate the widening army imbalance between Beijing and Taipei.

The remark got here as Taiwan’s premier mentioned the island wanted to be on alert for China’s “over the top” army actions, a day after 56 Chinese plane flew into Taiwan’s air defence zone of their largest such incursion. learn extra

“It is Japan’s consistent stance that we hope the issue surrounding Taiwan will be resolved through direct dialogue between the party involved,” Kishi advised a information convention.

He retained his publish in a cupboard shaped on Monday by new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo