China warns against U.S., Japanese moves to counter regional clout

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China warned Tuesday against moves by the United States and Japan to join hands to erode its influence in the Asia-Pacific region, hours after the two democratic countries held security talks between their foreign and defense chiefs. U.S.-Japan cooperation "should be conducive to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and it should not hurt the interests of a third party," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing. His remarks came as U.S. and Japanese foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo voiced "serious concerns" about a Chinese law that took effect re...

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