China urges Japan to rethink plans for 'security talks' with Taiwan's DPP
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Thursday urged Japan to stop interfering in China's internal affairs and rethink plans for "security talks" between the Liberal Democratic Party and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of the Taiwan region.
Asked about reports over the planned talks between Japan's ruling party and the DPP, Hua said China resolutely opposes official contact of any form existing between a country having a diplomatic relationship with the People's Republic of China and its Taiwan region.
"We seriously urge the Japanese side to reconsider the arrangement and not to interfere with China's internal affairs in any form or send the wrong signal to the 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces in any form," she said.
The question of Taiwan is related to the political foundation between China and Japan, said Hua, adding Japan must watch its words and deeds, especially given the fact that Japan bears responsibility for historical crimes committed against the Chinese people over the Taiwan question.
(Cover: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular briefing in Beijing, China, August 19, 2021. /China's Foreign Ministry)