Japan must conscientiously reflect on its history of aggression: Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Chen Zhuo
2021-12-31 10:19:22

BEIJING, Dec.31 -- “The Japanese side tries to break through the 'exclusively defense-oriented' policy on the grounds of so-called 'severe regional security environment ' and pointed the spear of military confrontation at neighboring countries. This is an extremely wrong and dangerous behavior,” Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, pointed out at a regular media briefing Thursday.

Tan made the remarks when asked to make comments on Japan's plan to complete the revisions of the National Security Strategy, National Defense Program Outline, and Medium Term Defense Program within one year.

Tan said the war of aggression launched by Japanese militarism in the 1930s-1940s has brought serious disasters to the people of countries in the region, including China, and the painful memories remain unforgotten. "The Chinese people and the Chinese military will never allow such historical tragedy to recur on any inch of the Chinese land or any single compatriot," he said.

Tan called for the Japanese side to conscientiously reflect on its history of aggression, abide by the principles established in the four political documents between China and Japan, and carefully and properly handle major and sensitive issues related to China and Japan. "Japan should do more to enhance mutual trust with neighboring countries and facilitate the maintenance of regional peace and stability," he commented.

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