China opposes US plans to deploy missiles in the Asia Pacific region
The Chinese Ministry for National Defense spoke out against the U.S plan to position intermediate-range missiles in Asia.
An official statement said “China will never sit idle and will take all necessary countermeasures.” This announcement came shortly after it was reported that the US was starting to discuss plans to place these missiles in Japan.
Through the same Chinese press statement, China urged Japan and the countries of the region to consider the peace of the region while making decisions and stated they should not “fall victim to Washington’s geopolitical ploys.”
China considers the development of this US initiative as a direct threat towards China’s security and will not allow the solidification of this measure.