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Tokyo mobilises surveillance systems over China-Russia deals in Indo-Pacific

Russian Deputy FM Andrey Rudenko meeting Chinese FM Qin Gang in Beijing on 25 June 2023.
Russian Deputy FM Andrey Rudenko meeting Chinese FM Qin Gang in Beijing on 25 June 2023. © Handout/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China/AFP
Japan's diplomats are using every trick in the book to try to understand the nature and breadth of the deals Russia and China are negotiating over Vladivostok and the Kuril Islands. Total access would open up the entire North Pacific to Beijing, without having to pass by the Taiwan Strait. [...]
Published on 03.07.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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