|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Japan's House of Representatives Approving New Security Bills|
Q: According to media reports, Japan’s House of Representatives passed the new security bills today. How does China comment on this?
A: Due to historical reasons, Japan’s moves in the military and security field are closely watched by its Asian neighbors and the international community. The approval of the new security bills by Japan’s House of Representatives is an unprecedented move since the Second World War, and may lead to significant changes in Japan’s military and security policies. It is fully justified to ask if Japan is going to give up its exclusively defense-oriented policy or change the path of peaceful development that has been long pursued after the Second World War.
We notice that there is also strong objection to the new security bills within Japan. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. At such a moment when people around the world memorize history and hope for peace, we solemnly urge the Japanese side to draw hard lessons from history, stick to the path of peaceful development, respect the major security concerns of its Asian neighbors, and refrain from jeopardizing China’s sovereignty and security interests or crippling regional peace and stability.