Home / Top News

Draft laws to increase powers of military approved by committee

By Zhao Shengnan | China Daily | Updated: 2015-07-16 07:51

A committee of Japan's lower house passed controversial security bills aimed at beefing up the role of Japan's military on Wednesday, despite domestic opposition and concern among neighboring countries.

The approvals, after a vote sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, paved the way for a lower house vote, probably on Thursday. If passed, the bills would then be debated in the upper house. The ruling bloc dominates both houses of the Diet, Japan's legislature.

Observers said that if the bills become law, it would mark a historic shift for the officially pacifist nation, and such a move would require vigilance from Japan's neighbors including China and South Korea.

Draft laws to increase powers of military approved by committee

Today's Top News

Editor's picks

Most Viewed

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349