US, Japan, and Australia Defense Ministers Warn China, Plan Trilateral Military Exercises


The defense ministers of the three countries, the United States, Japan and Australia, raised their voices to strongly oppose China’s actions ignoring international law that destabilize the Indo-Pacific region.

At the same time, he also emphasized his will to strengthen defense cooperation, including trilateral military exercises to counter this.

Jongsoo Lee.


The defense ministers of the United States, Japan, and Australia held talks during the Shangri-La Dialogue of the Asian Security Conference and warned China openly.

It is said that it strongly opposes China’s actions that ignore international law, such as militarization of disputed territorial areas and obstruction of other countries’ exploration of marine resources.

[하마다 야스카즈 / 일본 방위상 : 특히 동중국해와 남중국해에서 무력에 의한 일방적인 현상 변경과 추가 시도가 이뤄지고 있습니다.]

Against this, a three-way training was conducted in Australia using the F-35 stealth aircraft,

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces stressed that they would strengthen defense cooperation across multiple areas, including regularly carrying out missions to defend US and Australian military assets.

Prior to this, in a speech at the Asian Security Conference, the US and China clashed over the Taiwan issue, exchanging strong terms such as “fatal” and “ready to fight.”

[로이드 오스틴 / 미 국방장관 : 전 세계, 상업용 해운 항로와 글로벌 공급망의 안전이 바로 이곳에 의존하고 있습니다.]

[징젠펑 / 중국 중앙군사위 연합참모부 부참모장 : 인민해방군은 완전히 준비돼 있습니다. 국가의 주권과 통일, 영토를 방어하기 위해 언제든지 싸울 준비가 돼 있습니다.]

During the Shangri-La Dialogue, a meeting between the US and China’s defense ministers was canceled due to disagreements over whether to lift US sanctions against the Chinese defense minister.

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As such, the US-China defense channel has been closed, but there is a movement to resume high-level dialogue in the US-China diplomatic channel.

Daniel Crittenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, visited China, and it is expected that the re-promotion of US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln’s visit to China, which was canceled due to the Chinese reconnaissance balloon incident in February, is expected to be discussed.

Previously, President Biden said at a press conference after the summit of seven major countries in Fukushima, Japan on the 21st of last month, “I expect that the US-China relationship will soon be thawed.”

This is YTN Lee Jong-soo.

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2023-06-04 09:00:00

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