HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Suga, Biden Mention Taiwan in Joint Statement

Suga, Biden Mention Taiwan in Joint Statement

   Washington, April 16 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden underscored "the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait" in a joint statement released after their first meeting at the White House on Friday.
   The two leaders, in making the reference, were apparently mindful of increasing Chinese military activities in the region.
   A reference to Taiwan by Japanese and U.S. leaders in a written format is the first since the 1969 joint statement issued by then Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and then U.S. President Richard Nixon. The latest statement is expected to provoke a backlash from China.
   Suga and Biden said in the joint statement that they "oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea" and reiterated their "objections to China's unlawful maritime claims and activities in the South China Sea."
   In addition, the two leaders shared "serious concerns regarding the human rights situations in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region."

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Okinawa Gov. Tamaki Aporolizes for Having Home BBQ Parties amid Quasi-Emergency
ECONOMY
JAL Posts Net Loss of 286.6 B. Yen for FY 2020, 1st Red Ink since Relisting
SPORTS
Sumo: Yokozuna Hakuho to Miss 6th Straight Grand Tourney
OTHER
Tokyo Sees 907 New Coronavirus Cases

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos