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China Livid to Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe for Taiwan Comments

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo noted Wednesday that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be an “emergency” deserving a response from both Japan and the United States.

The Chinese government has erupted in fury, summoning the Japanese ambassador to complain about Abe’s “mistaken remarks” and threatening Japan with destruction if he dares to challenge Chinese military might.

Abe, who resigned as Prime Minister in August 2020 due to health concerns, addressed a virtual forum hosted by the National Policy Research Institute, an organization based in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

During his address, Abe discussed Japan’s national security concerns over Chinese territorial aggression, including the disputed Senkaku Islands, which lie just over 60 miles from Taiwan.

“An emergency in Taiwan is a Japanese emergency, and therefore an emergency for the Japanese-American alliance. People in Beijing, President Xi Jinping in particular, should never have a misunderstanding in acknowledging this, ”said Abe.

“An assault on Taiwan represents a great danger for Japanese territory. Japan would not allow such a scenario, ”he said. noted.

“Japan, Taiwan and all who believe in democracy must continue to urge the president [sic] Xi Jinping and other leaders of the Chinese Communist Party must not take a wrong path, ”he advised.

Abe warned China that invading Taiwan would amount to “economic suicide.”

“A stronger Taiwan, a prosperous Taiwan, and a Taiwan that guarantees freedom and human rights are also in Japan’s interests. Of course, it is also in the interest of the whole world, ”he concluded.

Abe may have deliberately sharpened Beijing with his choice of words since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is very fond of saying anyone who disagrees with their agenda is following the “wrong path”.

If trolling China was Abe’s goal on Wednesday, he clearly succeeded. Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned Japanese Ambassador for an “emergency meeting” on Abe’s comments within hours of the forum.

Chinese officials say foreign ministry has lectured Japanese Ambassador Tarumi Hideo over Abe’s “flawed” remarks, which “openly challenged China’s sovereignty and cheekily supported Taiwan’s separatist forces. “.

During a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said that China’s summons of the ambassador was inappropriate. He said Tarumi responded by telling the Chinese that they should understand “that there are people in Japan who hold such views and that Japan cannot accept China’s unilateral views on such matters.” .

TO press conference Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday that Abe “babbled utter nonsense” and “made presumptuous remarks about China’s internal affairs.”

“Taiwan is the sacred land of China, where no outside interference will be tolerated. During its colonial rule over Taiwan for half a century, Japan has committed countless crimes, for which it has serious historical responsibilities to the Chinese people, ”Wang thundered.

“No one should underestimate the steadfast determination, determination and ability of the Chinese people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Those who dare to follow the old path of militarism and challenge our bottom line will find themselves on a collision course with the Chinese people! He threatened.

In a comment that appears to have been deleted from the Foreign Ministry’s official transcript of his press conference, Wang added that anyone who crosses China’s “red lines” will “have their head broken and bloodied” – a phrase from a belligerent speech given by dictator Xi Jinping to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in July.

The CCP World time on Thursday launched a vehement editorial warning Abe that he was “playing with fire” by opposing China.

“Abe may have meant those evil words long enough. But the Japanese authorities do not dare to roar like this against China like that. Abe could only display such nonsense to please himself after leaving office – and this reflects his anxiety and sense of loss on his way down. If Japan adopted such a policy regarding the island of Taiwan, it would be Japan’s suicide, and not just economic suicide, “the newspaper stammered. ‘Chinese state.

“Right-wing politicians in Japan must be aware that the balance of power between China and Japan has been completely reversed. The old dream that Japan could colonize and intimidate China should be cut, ”the World time sneered.

After fuming for some time over Abe’s supposed genetic links to the Japanese imperialists, hyperventilated World time returned to the threats: “Abe said that China’s national defense budget is four times that of Japan. So, his mind should be sober: Japan’s rash response to an “Taiwan emergency” will be like throwing toothpicks on the mountain – it will certainly invite a devastating response from China.

“If Japan can avoid being led by people like Abe down the wrong path against China, it will test the collective wisdom and the emotional quotient of all of Japanese society,” concluded the editorial, returning to that favorite verbiage of the “wrong path” that Abe maliciously turned against the Chinese.

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