US EUROPE AFRICA ASIA 中文

Abe's Pearl Harbor visit masks 'hawkish' intent

By An Baijie and Mo Jingxi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-12-29 08:08:51

Japanese prime minister only trying to strengthen US alliance to curb rise of China, analysts say

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor, criticized by China as lacking in sincerity, was quickly followed by one of his Cabinet ministers visiting a Tokyo war shrine on Wednesday.

According to analysts, Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor, the target of the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Hawaii, had hawkish intentions at heart, not pursuing peace and reconciliation. The purpose, they said, was to broaden Japan's military capabilities and curb the rise of China by strengthening the alliance with the United States.

Abe's Pearl Harbor visit masks 'hawkish' intent

Most Popular
Special
...