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Chinese FM’s call ‘timely reminder’ for Japan at crossroads: observer

2021-04-07 09:03:00       source:Global Times

April 6, 2021

During the time when a slew of hostile moves and statements from Japan has pushed its relations with Beijing to a new crossroads, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's 90-minute phone call with his Japanese counterpart was called by observers a "timely reminder" for Tokyo to stop heading in the wrong direction by ganging up with a "certain superpower," and that Tokyo should pull bilateral ties to the right track.

The unusually strong message from Wang, who was Chinese Ambassador to Japan from 2004 to 2007, also presented China's diplomatic bottom line to Japan, and sends a deterrent to Tokyo and any other country which is eyeing to collude with Japan to counter China, or threaten regional stability, said observers, noting that China has done what it can to fix bilateral ties; now the ball is in Japan's court.  

China hopes that Japan, as an independent country, will come to view China's development in an objective and rational way, instead of being misled by some countries that are biased against China, Wang said during a phone call with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday.

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