Bilateral cooperation between Japan and the U.S. should not provoke confrontation between camps, and even less undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday.
He made the remarks during a virtual meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi when commenting on next week's Tokyo summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), an informal security grouping of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India.
"What is concerning and alarming is that even before the U.S. leader has arrived, talk of the so-called Japan-U.S. joint confrontation with China has already been widely heard," he said.
Noting that Japan and the United States are allies, while China and Japan have a treaty of peace and friendship, he warned that Japan should draw lessons from history.
Japan should do good for regional peace and stability, act with caution and refrain from pursuing a beggar-thy-neighbor path, he stressed.