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Beijing warns Tokyo not to destabilize region

By Cheng Guangjin  (China Daily)

18:12, November 24, 2012

Japan is urged not to do anything that will harm regional security and stability as right-wing forces rise in the country ahead of an election next month, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

Japan should review its own acts to see whether they benefit regional peace and stability, Hua Chunying said.

Hua made the remarks in response to a recent comment from Japan's Liberal Democratic Party Leader Shinzo Abe, who attributed the reason for tensions in Sino-Japanese relations to the increase in China's defense budget and its stance on the Diaoyu Islands dispute.

"Japan's illegal island 'purchase' violated China's territorial sovereignty and resulted in the current difficulties in Sino-Japanese relations," Hua said at a regular news conference.

"China's actions in safeguarding its territorial sovereignty are rightful and necessary," she added.

In recent years, Japan has been enhancing military capabilities and alliances and sowing discord in regional security issues, all of which have drawn the attention of regional countries and the international community, Hua said.

Analysts warned of signs of a rightward shift in Japanese politics that will threaten regional peace and stability.

The LDP unveiled on Wednesday a series of policy priorities, including pledges to look at establishing a permanent presence on the islands, which are at the center of a row with China.

It also promised a review of the self-imposed ban on defending allies and raised the possibility of Japanese troops returning fire if US forces come under attack.

Polls suggest that the LDP is likely to become the biggest party in the election scheduled for Dec 16. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved parliament and called for a general election next month.

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