On January 19 2010, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, both governments issued a joint statement “strengthening security and ensuring the alliance remains the anchor of regional stability.”
A survey conducted by the official paper Huanqiu shows that over 90% of Chinese netizens believe that the strengthened U.S.-Japan alliance constitutes a threat to China. A Chinese professor at the Japanese Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University said in an interview that the U.S.-Japan alliance is a military relationship, which has undergone several changes since 50 years ago. Today’s alliance is still a strategic prevention targeting China.
Source: Xinhua, January 20, 2010