Chinese Foreign Ministry: Japan refutes reports of PM Suga's intention to talk with Tsai Ing-wen

Japan has refuted the reports of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's intention to hold phone talks with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen, said Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

According to Japan's Kyodo News Agency, former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday said that Suga is hoping to hold phone talks with Tsai.

Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said they have noted the reports and asked Japan for clarification of the reports.

The Japanese side has made it clear that what the reports said will never happen, Wang said.

(Cover photo: Yoshihide Suga (C) stands after being elected as Japan's new prime minister in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. /Xinhua)