People’s Daily recently reported that Fu Ying, the Chairperson of the National People’s Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, appeared on a TV program where she commented on a number of regional issues. Fu suggested that all issues in the seas around China were caused by the provocative behavior demonstrated by China’s neighboring countries. She especially mentioned that Japan faces the question of whether it will continue on the path of being a peaceful nation or not. Fu suggested that China will not give up on peaceful resolutions. However, “strong responses” are necessary when facing challenges. This position is also needed to maintain the peaceful and stable order in the entire region. She said the position the United States takes on these regional issues will ultimately dictate how the Chinese people view the U.S. and its allies.
Source: People’s Daily, May 30, 2014