China's Foreign Minister Says Indo-Pacific Strategy Should Be Dumped

China's Foreign Minister Says Indo-Pacific Strategy Should Be Dumped

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday the Indo-Pacific strategy led by the United States is aimed at countering Beijing in a group and claimed the strategy "should be dumped at a trash heap."

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

Speaking at a forum on global security issues discussed under China's initiative, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Wang warned that the strategy adopted by the United States, Japan, and other countries is forming a siege against Beijing.

As the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has been increasingly promoting relations with Taiwan, Wang claimed the United States is encouraging Taiwan's independence.

Regarding Japan's decision to release treated radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant announced in April, Wang urged Tokyo not to discharge the water without the consent of neighboring countries and international organizations.

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