Voice of America China's defense minister told the head of Japan's National Security Council on Friday that Japanese legislation that could see troops sent to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two would "complicate" regional security. via Reuters
'Sino-Japanese ties, long bedeviled by China's memories of Japan's
wartime aggression and disputed islands in the East China Sea, have
improved since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Chinese President
Xi Jinping at an Asia-Pacific summit in Beijing in November.
'The legislation, pushed through Japan's lower house of parliament on
Thursday, would drop a ban on collective self-defense or fighting to
defend a friendly country like the United States.
'Chinese defense chief Chang Wanquan told Shotaro Yachi, who is a
close ally of Abe's, that the passing of the bill was an "unprecedented
move," state news agency Xinhua said, after the pair met in Beijing.'