Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang speeches at a routine press briefing on Nov. 28. [Photo/fmprc.gov.cn]
China Monday urged Japan to act prudently in military and security fields and avoid unsettling regional stability.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a routine press briefing in response to a question regarding Japan’s plan to install an advanced U.S. missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
According to Japanese media reports, Tokyo plans to set up a panel to discuss ways to reinforce its missile defense system.
“We were concerned about the news reports. China’s position on the deployment of the THAAD is very clear and remains unchanged,” Geng said.
Japan’s military and security activities are watched closely by its Asian neighbors and the international community because of its history, he said.
“We hope Japan [will] play a constructive role in boosting regional peace and stability, not to the contrary,” said the spokesperson.
Calling the current Korean Peninsula situation “complicated and sensitive,” he urged parties concerned to solve related issues through political and diplomatic channels.